Wreath-Laying Ceremony & Other Topics - Daily Briefing (13 March 2019)

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Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.
Daily Briefing Highlights:
- Secretary-General's Travel
- Wreath-Laying Ceremony
- Senior Personnel Appointment
- Colombia
- Yemen
- Libya
- Syria
- Guatemala
- Iraq
- DR Congo
The Secretary-General is in Washington, D.C. today.
He was scheduled to have meetings with John Bolton and National Security staff at the White House this morning. This afternoon, at 2:00 p.m., he will be meeting the Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo.
The Secretary-General is due back in New York tomorrow.
On Friday morning, the Secretary-General will lay a wreath in tribute of the UN staff who died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash last Sunday. That event will take place at 11:00 a.m. in the Visitors’ Lobby.
The Secretary-General has today named Parfait Onanga-Anyanga of Gabon as his Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa.
Mr. Onanga-Anyanga brings with him extensive experience in the United Nations, having served most recently as the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head of the peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic. He was also the Coordinator at UN Headquarters of the response to the Boko Haram Crisis and Head of the UN Office in Burundi.
Yesterday evening, the Secretary-General met with the Foreign Minister of Colombia, Carlos Holmes Trujillo Garcia. They discussed the situation of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace. The Secretary-General took note of the explanations provided by the Foreign Minister with respect to the objections by President Duque to its Statutory Law.
The Secretary-General stressed the importance of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace, and he reiterated the concerns expressed previously by the UN with respect to the uncertainty surrounding the adoption of the Statutory Law and his hope for swift actions to ensure that this legal foundation is put into place as soon as possible, ensuring the rights of victims and legal security for all concerned parties.
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