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Source: Department of Public Information (DPI)
11 September 2009

Spokesperson's Noon Briefing

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Daily Press Briefing by the Offices of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General
and the Spokesperson for the General Assembly President

The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Marie Okabe, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, and Enrique Yeves, Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly.


**The Week Ahead at the United Nations

/... And one last one: for Friday, next week at 10:30 a.m. here, Karen Koning AbuZayd, the Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), will brief the press on the upcoming High-level UNRWA sixtieth Anniversary Commemoration. And that’s all included in “The Week Ahead” for you.


Briefing by the Spokesperson for the General Assembly President

On another issue, the President of the General Assembly, Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, has submitted a letter to the President of the Security Council, Ms. Susan Rice, Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, requesting that she inform him of the measures that the Council has taken to date, are being implemented or are under consideration to guarantee “full and urgent” compliance with its resolution 1860 (2009), adopted in the wake of the Israel Operation Cast Lead, that calls for the unimpeded provision and distribution throughout Gaza of humanitarian assistance, including food, fuel and medical treatment. He also called for the immediate lifting of the illegal blockade imposed by Israel against Gaza, and concerted action to bring Israel and other actors into compliance with their obligations under international law, including international humanitarian and human rights law.

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