Colombia, Myanmar, Racism & other topics – Daily Briefing (28 June 2021)

United Nations published this video item, entitled “Colombia, Myanmar, Racism & other topics – Daily Briefing (28 June 2021)” – below is their description.

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

Highlights:

– Security Council 

– Secretary-General/Terrorism 

– Action For Peacekeeping  

– Ethiopia

– Gaza

– Central African Republic

– Racism 

– Myanmar 

– Colombia

– Noon Briefing Guests

COLOMBIA

Over the weekend, the Secretary-General issued a statement to condemn the attack on Friday against a helicopter carrying the President of Colombia and other officials.

MYANMAR

In Myanmar, the World Food Programme is concerned about significant increases in food prices nationwide.

For example, the price of cooking oil has jumped 40 per cent since February.

The price increase is especially troubling at a time when 80 per cent of households in Myanmar have lost nearly 50 per cent of their income this year.

WFP plans to help up to 2 million vulnerable people in urban areas. The agency has already reached more than 300,000 vulnerable people in parts of Yangon.

RACISM

In a report published today, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, made an urgent call for States to adopt a transformative agenda to uproot systemic racism.

The report states that the worldwide mobilization of people calling for racial justice has forced a long-delayed reckoning with racism and shifted debates towards a focus on the systemic nature of racism and the institutions that perpetrate it.

She called on all States to adopt “whole-of-government” and “whole-of-society” reforms and responses, through adequately resourced national and regional action plans and concrete measures developed through national dialogues, with meaningful participation and representation of people of African descent.

Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=28%20June%202021

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