Bosnia/Herzegovina, Myanmar & other topics – Daily Briefing (4 May 2021)

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    Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

    Highlights:

    -Chief Executives Board

    -Bosnia and Herzegovina

    -Science and Technology Forum

    -Myanmar

    -Syria

    -Yemen

    -Libya

    -Madagascar

    -South Sudan

    -Brazil

    -Brazil/COVAX

    -Migrants/Central Mediterranean

    -Global Youth Summit Dialogue

    -Press Briefings Tomorrow

    -Financial Contribution

    CHIEF EXECUTIVES BOARD

    This morning the Secretary-General opened a virtual meeting of the Chief Executives Board to allow the heads of the UN system to reflect on current world affairs as they impact and relate to the United Nations system’s work.

    The Board will discuss salient emerging trends, opportunities and challenges facing the system, with a focus on the COVID-19 pandemic response, as well as risks for human rights, biodiversity, climate action, global economic prospects and deepening inequalities.

    The CEB members will also engage in a dedicated discussion on current and emerging root causes of conflict, within the context of a comprehensive prevention agenda.

    BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

    This morning, the Security Council held a debate by video conference on Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the meeting, Council members were briefed by the EU High Representative, Valentin Inzko, on the latest report from his Office.

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FORUM

    This morning, the Secretary-General sent a message to the Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals.  

    In his message, delivered on his behalf by Maria Francesca Spatolisano, the Assistant Secretary-General of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The Secretary-General said that the pandemic has revealed as never before the importance of science, technology and innovation for our well-being and survival. Not only have we seen a vaccine delivered in record time, but the crisis has also increased innovation in medicines and digital communications technologies, he said in the message. However, he warned that billions of people remain almost entirely excluded from the benefits of the information and technology revolution and the pandemic has worsened existing digital and technological divides. 

    It is essential that we work together — across borders, sectors and disciplines — to make science and technology work for everyone, he added.

    Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=04%20May%202021

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