United States, Ukraine, Security Council & other topics – Daily Press Briefing (25 May 2022)

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

Highlights

– United States

– Deputy Secretary-General’s Travels

– Ukraine

– Security Council

– Peacekeeping Update

– Philippines

– Fiji/COVID

– Africa Day

-Noon Briefing Guest Tomorrow

UNITED STATES

In a statement issued last night, the Secretary-General expressed his shock and sadness at the heinous mass shooting that took place at an elementary school in Uvalde, in Texas.  It is particularly heart-wrenching that most of the victims are children.

The Secretary-General extends his heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims and to the entire community. 

DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL’S TRAVELS

The Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, is in Indonesia, where, today, she formally opened the 7th Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2022. She did this together with the Indonesian President, Mr. Joko Widodo; the Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mami Mizutori; and the President of the General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid.

The meeting, entitled “From Risk to Resilience”, brings together governments, the UN system and others in how to share best practices and knowledge on reducing disaster risk.

The Global Assessment Report by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction found that there were from 350 to 500 medium- to large-scale disasters in 2021. This number could reach 560 – or 1.5 disasters a day – by 2030 without a radical rethink in how risk is managed and financed.

At the opening ceremony of the conference, the Deputy Secretary-General said we have a unique opportunity to consider the best policy options to move from risk to resilience, and to take important steps to ensure the recovery from COVID-19 puts us back on track for a safe and sustainable future.

On the sidelines of the event, the Deputy Secretary-General met with the Vice President of Zambia, Ms. Mutale Nalumango, as well as other senior government officials as well as UN partners.

Yesterday in Bali, the Deputy Secretary-General, joined by the Resident Coordinator for Indonesia, Valerie Julliand, visited the Tanjong Benoa Elementary School to observe a tsunami school drill with more than 200 students and teachers.

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