Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Floods in Pakistan
New York, 15 September 2011The Secretary-General is concerned about recent flooding in Pakistan that has affected more than five million people, with over one million homes damaged or destroyed and four and half million acres of land flooded. He is worried about the situation in the southern part of Sindh where people are in urgent need of food, shelter, safe water and access to health services. The Secretary-General commends the Government of Pakistan's response to these challenges and reiterates the United Nations continued commitment to support the Government in its current efforts to address the needs of the population. Following the generous response of the international community to his appeal to assist Pakistan during the devastating floods of last year, the Secretary-General further calls for continued solidarity of the international community in support of disaster management and risk reduction in Pakistan.
Statements on 15 September 2011
- Geneva, Switzerland, 15 September 2011 - Secretary-General's message on the International Day of Democracy and the Opening of The Doers of Democracy: a photo exhibition featuring projects of the United Nations Democracy Fund [delivered by Mr. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva]
- New York, 15 September 2011 - Secretary-General's remarks to the Women's International Forum "Priorities for a Changing World : A Vision for the UN in the Second Decade of the Twenty-First Century [as prepared for delivery]
- Abuja, Nigeria, 15 September 2011 - Secretary-General's message to Memorial Ceremony for Bombing of UN House [Delivered by Mr. Daouda Toure, Resident Coordinator of the UN System in Nigeria]
- New York, 15 September 2011 - Secretary-General's remarks at Peace Bell Ceremony