Humanitarian issues

Humanitarian issues

13 October 2017
SG/SM/18746-IHA/1438-OBV/1745

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day for Disaster Reduction:

21 September 2017
DSG/SM/1094-IHA/1436

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the ministerial round table on Nigeria and the Lake Chad region, in New York today:

21 September 2017
SG/SM/18714-IHA/1437

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the high-level event on famine prevention and response, in New York today:

19 September 2017
SG/SM/18699-IHA/1434

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

19 September 2017
SG/SM/18700-IHA/1435

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

18 September 2017
SG/SM/18689-IHA/1433

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the High-Level Event on Hurricane Irma, in New York today:

7 September 2017
SG/SM/18667-IHA/1432

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

18 August 2017
SG/SM/18647-OBV/1736

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on World Humanitarian Day, to be observed in New York on 19 August:

18 August 2017
SG/SM/18648-OBV/1737

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the “Stand Together” event to mark World Humanitarian Day 2017, in New York today:

23 May 2017
SG/SM/18529-IHA/1431

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ statement on the first anniversary of the World Humanitarian Summit, in New York today:

12 May 2017
SG/A/1731-BIO/4965-IHA/1430

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today informed of his intention to extend Stephen O’Brien of the United Kingdom in his capacity as Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, until the end of August 2017.

11 May 2017
SG/SM/18516-IHA/1429

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at event on response to the humanitarian crisis in Somalia, in London today:

25 April 2017
SG/SM/18499-IHA/1427

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ opening remarks to the high-level pledging event for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, in Geneva today:

25 April 2017
SG/SM/18500-IHA/1428

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ closing remarks to the high-level pledging event for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, in Geneva today:

24 February 2017

The Secretary-General welcomes donor pledges made today at the conclusion of the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin, where 14 donors pledged $458 million for 2017.  The Conference also resulted in an agreement to address longer-term development needs and seek lasting solutions to the crisis.

22 February 2017
SG/SM/18452-IHA/1426

The following is the full transcript of the joint press conference on the humanitarian crises in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres; Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Stephen O’Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator; Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP); Carla Mucavi, Director of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Liaison Office in New York; and Justin Forsyth, Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), held in New York today:

29 January 2017
SG/SM/18420-AFR/3527

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the high-level event on the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia, in Addis Ababa today:

5 January 2017
SG/A/1696-BIO/4915-IHA/1425

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Ursula Mueller of Germany as Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

13 December 2016
SG/SM/18361-IHA/1424

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the Central Emergency Response Fund high-level pledging conference, in New York, today:

12 December 2016
DSG/SM/1034-IHA/1423

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks at the opening of the 2016 Global Humanitarian Policy Forum, in New York today: