New York, 4 August 2010 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the floods in PakistanIn response to the tragic flood disaster in Pakistan, the Secretary-General has asked his Special Envoy for Assistance to Pakistan, Jean-Maurice Ripert, to travel to the country as soon as possible. Mr. Ripert will arrive in Pakistan tomorrow. He will join the United Nations Country Team already engaged in the relief operations and jointly assess the situation with the UN team and Pakistani agencies on the ground. The Special Envoy, along with the UN Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Coordinator, will help mobilise support from the international community to assist the Government of Pakistan in addressing the urgent, immediate needs of the population in the affected areas and in planning for the early recovery and reconstruction period. The Special Envoy will report to the Secretary-General on the situation and the ongoing relief efforts.
Statements on 4 August 2010
- New York, 4 August 2010 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the United Republic of Tanzania
- Port Vila, Vanuatu, 4 August 2010 - Secretary-General's remarks to the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting [delivered by Mr. Thomas Stelzer, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs]
- Tokyo, Japan, 4 August 2010 - Secretary-General's remarks at dialogue with Waseda University students