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Secretary-General Travels/G20 Bali Summit, Haiti, Ukraine & other topics - Daily Press Briefing

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Noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.
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Today, at the G20 Summit in Bali, the Secretary-General spoke at the Food and Energy Crises session.

The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, today is in Istanbul, Türkiye, where he visited the Joint Coordination Centre (JCC), the implementation body of the Black Sea Grain Initiative. 

Today, Matilda Bogner, the head of the Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, said that over the past several months, the Monitoring Mission interviewed 159 prisoners of war held by the Russian Federation, and 175 prisoners of war held by Ukraine.  

The Special Representative for Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, briefed the Security Council by VTC this morning.

In Port-au-Prince, the UN and the government are currently launching a $145 million appeal to continue supporting the cholera response, as well as the broader humanitarian response in the country. 

The office of the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, has published a new report on the impact of conflict on boys and girls in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) facilitated the reopening of a school in the Ouandja-Kotto sub-prefecture, in the Haute-Kotto prefecture.

The World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that a combination of extreme weather patterns, a slow recovery from the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and ripple effects of the war in Ukraine, are pushing millions of people in Latin America and the Caribbean into deeper levels of food insecurity.

The guests at the Noon Briefing were Maria-Francesca Spatolisano, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, along with Ib Petersen, Deputy Director for Management at the UN Population Fund, and John Wilmoth, Director of the Population Division in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. They spoke to reporters on the Day of 8 Billion. 

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