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

22 Dec

The Food and Agriculture Organization said it is working to bolster the global response to the Fall Armyworm, considered one of the top 10 devastating plant pests, which places at risk up to 80 million metric tons of maize worth $18 billion per year in Africa, Asia and the Near East.

Genocide Victims Often Early Targets of Hate Speech, Violence, Secretary-General Says in Message for International Day, Stressing Prevention Involves Everyone

8 Dec

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message on the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime, observed 9 December: