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Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General

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Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.
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The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the health and safety of people in Haiti following the confirmation of two positive cases of cholera and multiple suspected cases in the capital, Port-au-Prince. Haiti’s National Public Health Laboratory confirmed the cases of cholera on Saturday and as well as yesterday.     

This morning, the Secretary-General spoke to you on the first day of the pre-COP27 meeting which got underway in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

Staying on the subject of COP, the Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, is in Kinshasa for the Pre-COP27.  

Still on the DRC, UN peacekeepers responded to an attack by alleged ADF combatants, in Kyamata, that’s about 74km south-west of Bunia, in Ituri province. The attack reportedly resulted in 14 civilian deaths, population displacement and 60 homes torched.  

Over the weekend we issued a statement on the situation in Burkina Faso in which the Secretary-General strongly condemned any attempt to seize power by the force of arms.

And a quick update on the humanitarian situation in Burkina. Our colleagues are working to ensure that critical aid operations continue without interruption during this period of unrest. 

The Secretary-General is disappointed to see that the parties have not agreed to the new proposal for the extension and expansion of the truce put forth by Hans Grundberg, our UN Special Envoy in Yemen. 

Turning to Myanmar, our colleagues there are concerned that ongoing hostilities across the country continue to endanger the lives and well-being of civilians.  

Oover the weekend we issued a statement in which the Secretary-General expressed his deep sadness at the tragic incidents that occurred at a soccer stadium in Malang, Indonesia.

We also issued a statement expressing the Secretary-General’s gratitude that, following his appeals to the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, our former colleague Baquer Namazi has been permitted to leave Iran for medical treatment.

We have a new Resident Coordinator in Cambodia. Our friend Joseph Scheuer of Luxembourg took up his post on 1st October.  

The UN Conference on Trade and Development today released its Trade and Development Report 2022, warning that monetary and fiscal policy moves in advanced economies risk pushing the world towards global recession and prolonged stagnation, inflicting worse damage than the financial crisis in 2008 and the COVID-19 shock in 2020. 

Today is World Habitat Day. 

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