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Daily Press Briefing - – By the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General and the Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly
6 Feb 2012 -  By the Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General and by Nihal Saad, Spokesperson for the President of the sixty-sixth session of the UN General Assembly.

Elements of the Noon Briefing:


The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says that a magnitude 6.9 earthquake was reported in the Philippines today, according to the country’s National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.
The Philippines Armed Forces are reporting that nearly 50 people have been killed and dozens are missing.
The Government has not requested international assistance so far, but as always, the United Nations stands ready to provide assistance if needed and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs continues to monitor developments.


Young people around the world are deeply concerned about a lack of job opportunities, according to a new United Nations report issued today.
Global unemployment for young people soared in the aftermath of the economic crisis, reaching nearly 76 million in 2009.
As you’ll recall, the Secretary-General recently highlighted the need for the UN system to pull together like never before to support a new social contract of economic growth with jobs.
The full report is available online.


This morning the Security Council met in closed consultations to discuss the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and other matters.


And as you will have seen, the Secretary-General met with the Indonesian Foreign Minister this morning and we are expecting a readout on that.


Tomorrow, my guest will be Valerie Amos, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.  She will be here to brief you on her recent mission to South Sudan.
And at 12:45, there will be a press conference by Dr. Precious Gbeneol, the Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), along with Corinne Woods, who is Director of the UN Millennium Campaign.
And then immediately following this briefing, Nihal Saad, Spokesperson for the President of the General Assemblym, will be here to brief you.
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