Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Typhoon Bopha in the Philippines
New York, 6 December 2012
The Secretary-General is saddened by the loss of life and the serious damage to homes and infrastructure in the Philippines as a result of Typhoon Bopha (known locally as Typhoon Pablo), the second devastating storm to hit Mindanao in a year.
The Secretary-General extends his sincere condolences to the Government and people of the Philippines, particularly those who have lost family members and who have been otherwise affected by this disaster.
The United Nations stands ready to provide humanitarian assistance and to mobilize international support for the response.
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- New York, 6 December 2012 - Statement by the Secretary-General on the Death of Oscar Niemeyer
- Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, 6 December 2012 - Message du Secrétaire général au 35eme Réunion Ministérielle du Comitérielle du Comité Consultatif Permanent Chargé des Questions de Sécurité en Afrique Centrale [Lu par son représentant: Monsieur Abou Moussa, Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général et Chef du Bureau régional des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique centrale]
- Baghdad, Iraq, 6 December 2012 - Secretary-General's remarks to Meeting with Heads of Political Blocs [as prepared for delivery]