Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.
– Global Investors
– Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
– Secretary-General/Small States
– Security Council
– Central African Republic
– Financial Contribution
This morning, the Secretary-General spoke at the extraordinary meeting of the Global Investors for the Sustainable Development Alliance.
He told them that, during these extraordinary times, the world needs the leadership of the business sector for an effective response and a sustainable and inclusive recovery.
He added that while the immediate response is critical in limiting devastation from the disease, a long and difficult path lies ahead as communities determine how to reopen.
In his remarks, he called on business leaders to help build a fairer, greener and more resilient global economy that leaves no one behind.
DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Moving on to the situation on the situation on the Korean Peninsula, as I’ve been asked about some of the latest developments, I can tell you that the Secretary-General regrets the cutting off of inter-Korean communications channels by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Such channels are necessary to avoid misunderstandings or miscalculations. June is a symbolic month for the Korean Peninsula. This Friday, June 12, is the second anniversary of the first-ever leaders’ meeting between the DPRK and the United States.
On Monday, June 15th, will mark the 20th anniversary of the first-ever leaders’ meeting between the two Koreas.
The Secretary-General hopes that all parties use the June anniversaries to redouble efforts to resume talks to achieve sustainable peace and the complete and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. The Secretary-General reaffirms his commitment to peace and security on the Peninsula.
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