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Peru, Libya, Honduras & other topics - Daily Press…

Peru, Libya, Honduras & other topics - Daily Press Briefing
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Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

The Secretary-General is following the situation in Peru with concern. He regrets the loss of life and reiterates his call on the authorities and all parties involved to uphold the rule of law and the rights to freedom of assembly and peaceful protests. 

Abdoulaye Bathily, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Libya, briefed the Security Council this morning on his diplomatic efforts.

The Secretary-General met with President Xiomara Castro of Honduras on 14 December and discussed the establishment of an international mechanism against impunity and corruption in Honduras.  

Following the tragic death of Private Sean Rooney and injuries to three other Irish peacekeepers during the incident at Al Aqbieh, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today said that Private Shane Kearney, who suffered severe head injuries, has undergone surgery in Saida and is in a critical but stable condition. 

The Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, will be in the Central African Republic starting tomorrow until 21 December. 

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) welcomes the decision of the Government to authorize the resumption of night flights by the UN. 

The West and Central Africa region is facing its worst flooding in years. 

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today said that millions of people face emergency power outages in most parts of the country, following a new wave of airstrikes this morning.

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, has completed her 5-day mission to Israel and the State of Palestine.  

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) today said that it is deeply dismayed that repeated calls to rescue and safely disembark people stranded on a boat in the Andaman Sea are not being heeded. 

In Myanmar, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) today warned that the number of people living in poverty has doubled due to the effects of the pandemic and the military takeover – to nearly half of the population, that’s 25 million people.  

Sunday is the International Migrants Day. 

On Monday at 10:00 a.m., the Secretary-General will do his end-of-year press briefing. This will replace the usual noon briefing.