Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

27 Aug

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has put two reports online, one detailing violations in eastern Ukraine and Crimea, and the other warning that accountability for violations committed in the context of demonstrations remains elusive, despite promising steps by the Government of Iraq.

Iraq Still Plagued by Socioeconomic, Humanitarian Woes Despite New Prime Minister’s Promising Reform Plans, Special Representative Tells Security Council

26 Aug

Despite positive first steps by Iraq’s new Prime Minister, the country continues to operate in “the eye of multiple storms”, from popular discontent to mounting hunger to economic woes wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, the top United Nations official in the country told the Security Council during a 26 August videoconference meeting.

Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

3 Aug

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees called on Guatemalan authorities to fully investigate the violent death of a transgender woman found dead at her home on Saturday in Guatemala City.  She had sought asylum in Guatemala after fleeing violence in El Salvador due to her gender identity.

Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

29 Jul

The World Food Programme (WFP) today said swift action is needed to avoid severe food insecurity in Latin America and the Caribbean, the world’s most coronavirus‑affected region that also faces a relentless rise of hunger, deepening inequality and an active hurricane season.

Secretary-General Appoints Irena Vojáčková-Sollorano of Germany Deputy Special Representative and Resident Coordinator for Iraq

2 Jul

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Irena Vojáčková-Sollorano of Germany as his new Deputy Special Representative for Iraq in the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and Resident Coordinator.  Ms. Vojáčková-Sollorano will also serve as Humanitarian Coordinator.