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Syria, Yemen, South Sudan & other topics – Daily Press Briefing (15 June 2022)

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

Highlights:
– BURKINA FASO
– WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY
– NORWAY
– YEMEN  
– SYRIA
– SOUTH SUDAN
– SOUTH SUDAN PEACEKEEPING
– ECUADOR
– WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY
– HATE SPEECH
– NOON BRIEFING GUESTS

WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and this year’s theme is “Combatting Elder Abuse.” In a Tweet, the Secretary-General noted that elder abuse is a global issue that impacts the human rights, health and wellbeing of millions of people around the world. He called for greater respect for the rights and dignity of older people.

According to the World Health Organization, every year 1 in 6 people aged 60 and older experience some form of abuse. Like many forms of violence, abuse of older persons has increased during the pandemic, and with rapid population ageing in many countries, this growing trend is expected, unfortunately, to continue.

HATE SPEECH

Tomorrow at 9:00 a.m., the Department of Global Communications for the United Nations is organizing a virtual event entitled “Fighting Hate Speech: Global Perspectives”. The event will mark the first International Day for Countering Hate Speech – and that is 18 June- and is the seventh episode of the discussion series entitled “Beyond the Long Shadow: Engaging with Difficult Histories”. The event will focus on strategies of countering hate speech on university campuses and beyond. The keynote speaker is Alice Nderitu, the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the panel includes scholars and researchers from universities located in the Netherlands, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. You can find more information and the registration link on the websites of the Holocaust and the UN Outreach Programme or the UN Academic Impact.

NOON BRIEFING GUESTS

General Michael Beary, the head of the UN Mission to support the agreement in Hudaydah, briefed reporters today.

Tomorrow, the guests at the noon briefing will be Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Liu Zhenmin, along with the Permanent Representative of Portugal to the UN, Ana Paula Zacarias, and the Deputy Permanent Representative of Kenya to the UN, Ambassador Kinyungu. They will brief you on what to expect at the forthcoming UN Ocean Conference, which will take place from 27 June to 1 July in Lisbon, Portugal.

FULL HIGHLIGHTS: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=15%20June%202022

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