Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Zone & other topics – Daily Briefing (28 September 2020)

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    Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Nagorno-Karabakh – Syria – Yemen – Nature – Lebanon – Libya – Côte D’Ivoire – Niger – COVID-19/Zimbabwe – COVID-19/Women – International Day For Universal Access To Information – Financial Contribution – Press Briefings Tomorrow NAGORNO-KARABAKH We issued a statement yesterday on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh in which the Secretary-General said he is extremely concerned over the fresh resumption of hostilities along the line of contact in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone. He condemned the use of force and regretted the loss of life and the toll on the civilian population. The Secretary-General strongly called on the sides to immediately stop fighting, de-escalate tensions and return to meaningful negotiations without preconditions or delay. He reiterated his full support for the important role of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs and urged the sides to work closely with them for an urgent resumption of dialogue without preconditions. The Secretary-General just advised me that he just spoke to the President of Azerbaijan and he will be speaking very shortly with the Prime Minister of Armenia. He delivered, in his phone conversation, the same message which he had in the statement to the President of Azerbaijan, meaning the need for an immediate stop to the fighting and resumption without precondition of meaningful negotiations without delay under the umbrella of the Minsk Group Co-Chairs, and also for the immediate redeployment of OSCE monitors to the region. He will say the exactly the same thing to the Prime Minister of Armenia. SYRIA Turning to Syria, the UN remains concerned about the spread of COVID-19 cases across Syria, considering the low level of testing and tracing masks the real scope of the pandemic. To date, the Syrian Ministry of Health has confirmed 4,072 cases, including 192 deaths. In the northeast, the number of confirmed cases continues to rise, with the last report two days ago identifying 1,464 confirmed cases, including 63 deaths. Some 825 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases have also now been reported in northwest Syria, including six deaths. As noted by the Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, in his latest Security Council briefing, it would only be possible to get a clearer picture of the situation once testing was stepped up. Infection rates among health workers are also concerning throughout the country, including in the northwest where some one-third of all confirmed cases are health workers. The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to lead efforts to support increased distribution of Personal Protective Equipment where needed and to ensure the protection of healthcare workers, as well as training on their use. WHO is leading UN preparedness and mitigation measures across Syria, including in the northwest and in the northeast. Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=28%20September%202020

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