UN Chief's Visit to Colombia & other topics – Daily Briefing (15 January 2018)

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Daily Press Briefing: Secretary-General’s Press Conference, Senior Personnel Appointment, Colombia, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Central African Republic, Security Council, Migration and Tourism

Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

Highlights:
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– SECRETARY-GENERAL TO BRIEF GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND PRESS ON OUTLOOK FOR 2018
– SECRETARY-GENERAL NAMES NAMIBIAN AS SPECIAL ADVISER ON AFRICA
– IN COLOMBIA, SECRETARY-GENERAL CALLS FOR END OF VIOLENCE, URGES DIALOGUE
– $430 MILLION NEEDED TO HELP 2.8 MILLION PEOPLE IN AFGHANISTAN – U.N. RELIEF WING
– SYRIA: U.N. RELIEF WING VOICES CONCERN OVER IMPACT OF HOSTILITIES IN EASTERN GHOUTA
– FOUR MOBILE CRANES ARRIVE IN YEMEN’S HODEIDAH PORT – WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME
– LIBYA: U.N. REITERATES NEED TO SPARE CIVILIANS AMID CLASHES IN TRIPOLI’S TAJOURA
– CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: 100,000 PEOPLE NEED URGENT ASSISTANCE IN PAOUA – U.N. RELIEF WING
– NEW DOCUMENT HIGHLIGHTING SECURITY COUNCIL PRACTICE NOW AVAILABLE
– FIRST INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON MIGRATION STATISTICS BEGINS TODAY
– HIGHEST ANNUAL GROWTH RATE FOR TOURISM IN 7 YEARS IN 2017 – U.N. TOURISM AGENCY

Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=15%20January%202018

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