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Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General with guest Denise Brown, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine
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Guest: Denise Brown, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine.  She will brief remotely on the situation in Ukraine. 

The Secretary-General spoke to the press in Bali, Indonesia, about the G20 Summit that is taking place there.  

In a statement we issued this morning, the Secretary-General strongly condemned the deadly bombing in Istanbul yesterday.

The Secretary-General welcomed the agreement reached on Saturday between senior commanders of the Ethiopian army and the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front, establishing the modalities for the implementation of the Permanent Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (COHA).  

The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Ukraine, Denise Brown, was in the city of Kherson, where the UN delivered supplies for thousands of civilians, less than 72 hours after the Government of Ukraine regained control of the city. 

Today marks the start of the 17th United Nations Police Week, which takes place virtually this year. 

Over the weekend, the Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, and the Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, Hanna Serwaa Tetteh wrapped up their visit to Abyei after a brief stop in Khartoum to discuss related-issues. 

The UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Izumi Nakamitsu, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, the Executive Director of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Catherine Russell, and ICRC Presidentm Mirjana Spoljaric, today jointly urged States to support a new political declaration to protect civilians from explosive weapons in populated areas. 

A report released today by the International Labour Organization (ILO) shows that enterprises can play a crucial role in protecting the environment and creating a just transition based on equity and the participation of all stakeholders. 

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) today released a report showing that economic losses from drought, floods and landslides have rocketed in Asia.

The UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) has no role in establishing or modifying the notification regime; this is the sole purview of the Security Council.

And today, at the COP27, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) released a report highlighting how lack of effective refrigeration directly results in the loss of 526 million tons of food production, or 12 per cent of the global total. 

Today is World Diabetes Day, and this year’s theme, ‘Access to Diabetes Education’, underpins the larger multi-year theme of 'access to care'.  

Tomorrow, the guests at the noon briefing will be Maria-Francesca Spatolisano, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), along with Ib Petersen, Deputy Director for Management at the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), and John Wilmoth, Director of the Population Division in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. And they will brief you on the Day of 8 Billion.