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Education Pre-Summit, Security Council, Central African Republic & other topics - Daily Press Briefing

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Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.
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The Secretary-General is appointing Ms. Najat Rochdi of Morocco as his Deputy Special Envoy for Syria. 
This morning, the Secretary-General addressed – via a pre-recorded video message - the Transforming Education Pre-Summit, being held in Paris. 

The Head of our Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bintou Keita, briefed the Security Council this morning. 

Our peacekeepers in the Central African Republic have launched a military operation against armed groups in Ouanda-Djallé, which is 175 km South of Birao. 

The Head of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, El-Ghassim Wane, has just concluded a two-day visit to the Mopti region, where local communities have been greatly impacted by recent attacks by armed groups.  
In Afghanistan, we along with our partners continue to provide humanitarian assistance following last week’s earthquake. 
Yesterday afternoon, Rosemary DiCarlo, the head of the political affairs department, briefed the Security Council on the situation in that country, in an open Security Council meeting.

The UN team led by Resident Coordinator, Niels Scott, is reinforcing the national COVID-19 response by supporting partnerships, a COVID-19 steering committee and multiple mass vaccination campaigns. 

The Food and Agriculture Organization has published two reports, one on the state of the world’s fisheries, and the second one, the agency’s Agricultural Outlook for the next decade. 

And lastly, UN Habitat today released a report which says that rapid urbanization was only temporarily delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the global urban population back on track to grow by another 2.2 billion souls by 2050. 

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