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Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

This morning, the Secretary-General spoke at the opening ceremony of the 46th annual meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Group of 77 and China. 

The Secretary-General also spoke at the High-Level event on the Implementation of the Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions. 

Lastly, he spoke this morning at the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ meeting. 

On Haiti, as unrest continues in Haiti, the Secretary-General condemns the violence in all forms witnessed in the country in recent weeks and calls on all actors to work together to de-escalate the situation and ensure a return to calm.  

In Ethiopia, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says hostilities continue there, with reports of hundreds of thousands of people being displaced in parts of Tigray, Afar and Amhara in recent weeks.  

The Secretary-General condemned today’s attack in front of Wazir Akbar Khan Mosque in Kabul following Friday prayers. 
The UN Global Crisis Response Group on the War in Ukraine and UN Women yesterday released a policy paper showing how the war and its global impacts on food, energy, and finance are impacting women and girls disproportionately, both inside and outside Ukraine and globally.  

Today is the International Day of Sign Language.  
And just a staffing note to share with you: our colleague Eri Kaneko, who joined the office 12 years ago,  will move on to her new job, where she will coordinate communications for our colleagues in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.