Occupied Palestinian Territory & Israel, Colombia & other topics - Daily Briefing (11 May 2021)
The United Nations of Earth reporting on this issue: "Occupied Palestinian Territory & Israel, Colombia & other topics - Daily Briefing (11 May 2021)"
The topics: Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: - Secretary-General/Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel - Secretary-General/Russia - Moscow - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Nigeria - Colombia - Every Woman Every Child - Security Council/Iraq - COVID-19/Seychelles - COVAX - Madagascar - Financial Contribution SECRETARY-GENERAL/OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORY AND ISRAEL The Secretary-General is gravely concerned by the serious escalations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel, including the latest escalation in Gaza, which add to the heightened tensions and violence in occupied East Jerusalem. He is deeply saddened to learn of the increasingly large numbers of casualties, including children, from Israeli airstrikes in Gaza, and of Israeli fatalities from rockets launched from Gaza. The Secretary-General’s thoughts are with the families of the victims. Israeli security forces must exercise maximum restraint and calibrate their use of force. The indiscriminate launching of rockets and mortars towards Israeli population centres is unacceptable. This spiraling escalation must cease immediately. The United Nations is working with all relevant parties to de-escalate the situation urgently. SECRETARY-GENERAL/RUSSIA The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the reported deaths of nine people, including seven children, in a shooting today outside a school in the city of Kazan in the Russian Federation. He strongly condemns this act of senseless violence and expresses his deepest condolences to the victims’ families, as well as the Government and people of the Russian Federation. He wishes those injured a speedy and full recovery. MOSCOW Later today, the Secretary-General will travel to Moscow at the invitation of the Russian Government. There, he will meet Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and other senior government officials. On Thursday, Mr. Guterres will receive an honorific doctorate from Moscow State Institute of International Relations. While there, he will also meet with young participants of the Moscow model UN. Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=11%20May%202021
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