1 JULY 2021

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The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Eri Kaneko, Associate Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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Questions and Answers

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And let’s see.  Abdelhamid has a question?

Question:  Yes, I do.  Thank you for the briefing.  Today, at the UN, there was an important international conference on Jerusalem.  Madame Rosemary DiCarlo delivered an important message on behalf of the Secretary-General.

The activity has not been mentioned yesterday in the noon briefing, nor it was mentioned today in your briefing.  You didn’t quote Rosemary DiCarlo the way you just quoted another statement delivered on behalf of the Secretary-General.  Why this activity has been ignored by the Spokesman’s Office?

Associate Spokesperson:  Probably a glaring omission on our part that has no bearing on these… the substance or the content of the meeting.  [The remarks were later posted at https://dppa.un.org/en/statement-rosemary-dicarlo-under-secretary-general-dppa-international-conference-question-of-0.]

Correspondent:  The UN committee is not like an NGO, so you say it’s not… it’s the United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Palestinian People of their Inalienable Rights so it’s a UN committee.  It’s…

Associate Spokesperson:  Yes.

Question:  It’s scheduled for some time.  It’s an important message.  It’s important activity where so many speakers spoke today in the [inaudible], yet it has been ignored, including the speech by Rosemary DiCarlo.  Is that…  [cross talk]

Associate Spokesperson:  We hear your message.  Thank you, Abdelhamid.

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