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

This morning, the Secretary-General addressed the opening session of the Summit for a New Global Financing Pact. In his remarks, the Secretary-General said that the international financial architecture has failed in its mission to provide a global safety net for developing countries. It is outdated, dysfunctional, and unjust, he said.  

In a statement issued last night, the Secretary-General said that he is deeply troubled by the continued violence and loss of life in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The Secretary-General condemns all acts of violence against civilians, including acts of terror.

This morning, addressing her first Security Council meeting, the Special Representative for Somalia and Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), Catriona Laing, said that during her travels around the country in her first two weeks on the ground she witnessed the tremendous progress that Somalia has made in state- and peace-building.

In Sudan, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and its partners continue to reach millions of people in need, despite insecurity, bureaucratic hurdles and looting of supplies.  

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (FAO) have launched a joint programme in collaboration with mine action partner Fondation Suisse de Déminage to support smallholder farmers and rural families most affected by the war in Ukraine. 

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and its partners today warned that climate funding commitments are failing children who bear the brunt of the climate crisis.