Speaker : Well, I am talking about, the question of whether or not there is been a change is one in order to ask the parties generally there at war. All of us welcome any effort to try to bring an end to this issue — again, in line with worldwide law and the UN Rental. As we have made clear, the Secretary-General reiterates the importance of upholding the status quo, good special role of Jordan, and he calls on all of to refrain from steps that could escalate tensions in and around Jerusalem’s holy sites. Yes, Ma’am? Spokesman : The problems that we faced are usually clear. We failed to get the security guarantees. I’m trying to be… [cross talk] Question : And you didn’t feel that there was clearly any possibility of getting those people guarantees in the future because…? Question : My second query, the Israeli human rights at Salem said that one, 000 notices had visited the people living in Masafer Yatta. They will be forced to depart their homes and relocated in another area by force. Are you aware of this development and do you have everything to say about…? [cross talk] Spokesman : The Office of the Specific Coordinator is being led presently by the Officer-in-Charge, Lynne Hastings, who’s the Deputy Special Coordinator and she is filling that role admirably since she always does. Mr. Wennesland can be on his way back to Jerusalem. He will be back within the next day or so. Spokesman : Let me look into that will specific incident. Spokesman : Almost everything is linked, right? There is a severe humanitarian problems going on in Afghanistan. Recent decrees by the Taliban have made addressing that problems even more difficult. And even before those decrees we were working in an extremely challenging situation. All of these things that we’re viewing are moving us in the wrong direction in terms of helping and helping the Afghan people. Spokesman : I will keep it at what I have just said. Madam? And just want to flag that the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr . Tedros, said today that four years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is in a much better place than it was earlier due to clinical care management, vaccines and treatments; however the threat from the pandemic persists. And as you recall, on Weekend he heads to Geneva where on Monday he will participate in the conference to back up Pakistan and the recovery from your floods. Edie and then Dezhi, and then we’ll go to Abdelhamid on the screen. ** Middle East James? Speaker : Well, the fundamental reason is one of protection guarantees. We do have as you said, the particular political agreement. However for such a complex and delicate mission and dangerous objective, let’s face it in what is an active war zone. We require a clear safety and access guarantees from both sides and we didn’t feel we had received all of them. Question : The Greek coastline guard said one of its patrol boats fired warning pictures to deter a Turkish coast guard vessel that has been trying to ram it within the Eastern Aegean Sea and this is another example of tensions among Greece and Türkiye left over very high. Does the Secretary-General have any remark on…? Spokesman : It depends what area of the UN you’re talking about. I think there are lots of other element parts of this Organization you could address that question in order to. We have always voiced out and forcefully condemned any killing of children plus detention of children, and we will carry on and do so and report on it. Speaker : I’m aware of it. I need to check with our humanitarian colleagues on the floor as to what exactly is happening, and am will get back to you. Question : But , if I remember correctly before the New Calendar year, IAEA also said they are seeking to deploy teams to any or all the nuclear facilities in Ukraine. From the EL side, how’s that going? Because I… When i understand from the UN side… [cross talk] Ephrem? Question : Yes, sorry, let me follow-up upon that. You said you didn’t receive the ensures for access from both sides, you said “both sides”. So let me ask you clearly. Did you get the right guarantees for access from the Ukrainian Government, and did you obtain the right access guarantees from your Russian Federation? Spokesman : We are in touch with the Lebanese specialists to try to get more information we’ve seen in these press reports. It is important that there be liability for the killing of any kind of peacekeeper anywhere. We are keeping a very close eye and staying in touch with the authorities. I will leave it at that. It’s not for me to pre-judge any kind of process. Question : Thanks, Steph. In just one month, 67, 000 children have been hospitalized in Afghanistan due to cold weather, people cannot keep their homes warm. Does the particular Secretary-General have any reviews regarding this and do you believe their late decision from the Taliban to remove women in the NGOs can be… this can be one effect of that decision? ** Ukraine — Humanitarian education Spokesman : I think it’s a very concerning development and another example of the shrinking space that will we’re seeing in a lot of countries for human rights activists and defenders. Let’s try to be effective, Michelle Nichols? Issue : Today, lastly, with two topics We constantly asked so 1, the second one about the basic safety zone of the operation, nuclear power plant, any advancement on that part? James? Question : Thank you, Steph. The Lebanese military tribunal has charged seven individuals over the killing of Irish soldiers, Private Sean Rooney who was part of… offering with UNIFIL. I actually wonder if you have any discuss that and any update on the UN’s own investigation towards the matter? Question : Yeah, I want to make this stage. There are 50… more than 50 people died. I think if you are going to close up the Mission, give up after only five months, you must give the proper information to those families, as why the particular Mission couldn’t proceed. ** Ethiopia Meanwhile, in eastern and southern parts of Ethiopia, communities continue to suffer the particular devastating drought which has been affecting the Horn of The african continent as a whole. Nearly 12 million people are estimated to be food insecure, and more than 8 million people are looking for water and sanitation and hygiene assistance. A working cholera outbreak also continues in parts of the Oromia and Somali regions of Ethiopia. Members were briefed by Adedeji Ebo, the Director and Deputy High Representative for Disarmament Affairs. We just circulated his remarks. Dezhi, and after that we’ll go to the screen and we’ll come back. Okay. No Paulina, I think, until next week. So , you are all free to have dinner now. Spokesman : Individuals discussions are going on with all the IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency] and I understand they are still ongoing. Since mid-November, food has been distributed in order to more than 2 . 2 million people. However , several areas remain challenging to achieve, including some border areas in the north and some places off the main roads. Query : Thank you. Just on the news coming out of Lebanon. Has your office had the opportunity to confirm that charges have already been brought against seven individuals over the attack that killed the Peacekeeper Sean Rooney? And second question just on that, does the Secretary-General have confidence in the particular judicial process in Lebanon over this case? Several civilian casualties had been also reported on both sides of the front lines in the eastern Donetsk region, where shelling continues to damage houses and infrastructure. Query : Michelle asked you earlier on about the Russian proposal for orthodox Xmas ceasefire. There’s furthermore new reports of a new Turkish initiative in recent hours. And we experienced the reports from the Ukrainian Foreign Minister calling for a few sort of peace talks possibly here at UN Headquarters. We remember what the Secretary-General said on this podium that he didn’t see any meaningful chance of peace negotiations soon and his end-of-year news conference. Is he changing his mind? Really does he see how serious and exactly how does he see these efforts? And how positive is he now? Has he changed his position? Question : You are not succeeding. Spokesman : I am talking about, inshallah, we can only wish that in the future there will be the correct conditions and we, of course , endure ready to reconstitute the group. But at some point, you have people on standby, you might have an infrastructure that’s all set to go. It was clear in order to us that we should disband, let the people return to their daytime jobs. And of course, the Secretary-General stands prepared to reconstitute the Mission extremely quickly should the guarantees been given. Spokesman : I am talking about, inshallah, we can only wish that in the future there will be the correct conditions and we, of course , endure ready to reconstitute the group. But at some point, you have people on standby, you might have an infrastructure that’s all set to go. It was clear in order to us that we should disband, let the people return to their daytime jobs. And of course, the Secretary-General stands prepared to reconstitute the Mission extremely quickly should the guarantees been given. Question : And what are the implications for this… of the families of the particular prisoners in Olenivka who’ve been waiting for this Fact-Finding Mission to really find out what happened generally there? Dezhi? Question : No, truthfully, but Steph… [cross talk] Speaker : I’m aiming to be as transparent as I possibly can. Spokesman : The Secretary-General continues to be a realist. We are in no way, shape or form dismissing any of these efforts that will we’re hearing about from different quarters. Whether or not these efforts will lead to something, we don’t know. What we do know would be that the end result we would like to see is definitely an end to this war in line with international law, in line with the UN Charter and we stand prepared to assist the parties to achieve that goal.