The helicopter was captured after it was pressured to make an emergency touchdown in an space managed by the armed group, in response to worldwide media studies.

“I can verify that there was an incident involving a UN-contracted helicopter that came about as we speak in Galmudug in Somalia,” UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric informed journalists in New York on the common every day briefing.

“Response efforts are underway, however I believe you’ll all perceive for the sake of the protection of all these concerned we aren’t going to say anymore at this level,” he mentioned, including that “our major concern is for his or her security so we are going to go away it at that for now.”

Guterres condemns Ecuador violence, voices solidarity with the individuals

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned the latest wave of legal violence in Ecuador, his spokesperson said on Wednesday.

The South American nation has been rocked by lethal gang assaults following the obvious jail escape of a outstanding gang chief this previous weekend. A number of cops even have been kidnapped.

The disaster prompted President Daniel Noboa to declare a 60-day state of emergency on Monday.

In an indication of how regular life has been disrupted by the proliferation of gangs and medicines trafficking-related violence in latest months, a tv station within the coastal metropolis of Guayaquil was overrun on Tuesday and briefly seized by gang members whereas cameras rolled.

The navy has indicated that it’ll meet pressure with pressure saying that each “terrorist group” is a authentic goal with the way forward for the nation now at stake, in response to information studies.

Throughout his every day media briefing on Wednesday, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric mentioned the Secretary-Basic spoke by cellphone with Ecuador’s Everlasting Consultant to the UN that morning.

Mr. Guterres “is alarmed by the deteriorating scenario within the nation, in addition to its disruptive affect on the lives of Ecuadorians,” he mentioned.

“The Secretary-Basic strongly condemns these legal acts of violence that we’ve seen and he sends a message of solidarity to the Ecuadorian individuals,” he added.

Omar Zniber (left), Permanent Representative of Morocco to the UN in Geneva, speaks during the opening of the 54th session of the Human Rights Council.

UN Picture/Jean Marc Ferré

Omar Zniber (left), Everlasting Consultant of Morocco to the UN in Geneva, speaks throughout the opening of the 54th session of the Human Rights Council.

Human Rights Council elects new president

A profession diplomat from Morocco has been elected because the president of the UN Human Rights Council for this yr.

Ambassador Omar Zniber was chosen on Wednesday by secret poll – a process that solely takes place when the Council’s 47 members can’t attain consensus on who will information proceedings of the UN’s premier human rights discussion board, which is predicated in Geneva.

Mr. Zniber edged forward of the South African candidate, Ambassador Mxolisi Nkosi. Each males had been nominated by the Group of African States which holds the Council presidency in 2024.

“It’s an honour for each the Kingdom of Morocco and for me personally to have been elected as head of this august Council for its 18th cycle – a place belonging to Africa,” he mentioned after being elected.

The subsequent common session of the Council begins on 26 February, when high rights consultants will report on human rights conditions of concern around the globe that require the eye of the worldwide group.

Mr. Zniber has been serving because the Everlasting Consultant of Morocco to the UN Workplace at Geneva since 2018.

His earlier appointments have included serving as Morocco’s Ambassador to Germany, Slovenia, Slovakia and Austria, and Chief of the United Nations Division in his nation’s Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation.

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