Secretary-General/G7, Central America, Myanmar & other topics – Daily Briefing (11 Jun 2021)

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    Noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

    Highlights:

    – Secretary-General/G7 

    – Ethiopia 

    – Democratic Republic Of The Congo 

    – Yemen 

    – Iran 

    – Iraq 

    – Libya 

    – West Africa 

    – Mozambique 

    – Myanmar 

    – Fiji 

    – Central America 

    – Science Report 

    – World Day Against Child Labour 

    – International Albinism Awareness Day  

    – Financial Contribution 

    SECRETARY-GENERAL/G7

    This morning the Secretary-General landed in London on his way to the G7 meeting in Cornwall, where he will go tomorrow morning.

    In London, the Secretary-General held a series of bilateral meetings with senior British officials. He met with Alok Sharma, the president of the COP26, which will take place in Glasgow in December; Lord Ahmad, the Minister for South Asia and the Commonwealth; and also Lord Goldsmith, the Minister for the Pacific and the Environment.

    And at 1 pm our time, the Secretary-General held a press conference in the UK about the G7 meeting. In the briefing to the G7 press, the Secretary-General underscored the pivotal moment in which we find ourselves. He will outline the necessary bold steps that the international community needs to take in the face of both the Covid pandemic and the climate change crisis.

    CENTRAL AMERICA

    The international community yesterday reaffirmed its solidarity with forcibly displaced people in Central America and Mexico and with the seven countries that make up the Comprehensive Regional Protection and Solutions Framework, known as MIRPS. This happened during the Solidarity Event for Forcibly Displaced Persons and Host Communities in Central America and Mexico, which was hosted by Costa Rica.

    The event announced $110 million in contributions, including $7.6 million from the Spanish Government.

    Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, encouraged continued cooperation, saying that the crisis in Central America is both humanitarian in its impact and related to security and development in its roots.

    MYANMAR

    On Myanmar, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet today warned that a further escalation in violence was unfolding across the country. She said that it must be halted to prevent even greater loss of life and a deepening humanitarian emergency.

    She said there appear to be no efforts towards de-escalation but rather a build-up of troops in key areas, contrary to the commitments the military made to ASEAN to cease the violence.

    The High Commissioner encouraged the intensification of regional diplomacy, including by ASEAN and other influential States, to insist on the immediate cessation of violence and ongoing human rights violations. Dialogue is urgently needed with the National Unity Government and civil society stakeholders.

    Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=11%20June%202021

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