Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Iraq
New York, 1 July 2014
The Secretary-General expresses deep gratitude to the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for their generosity in contributing US$500 million to the United Nations for life-saving humanitarian assistance to people in Iraq. The Secretary-General acknowledges the leadership and initiative of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Highness King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz.
The Secretary-General welcomes the timely funding, which will enable the United Nations and its partners to support the millions of Iraqi men, women and children whose lives have been torn apart by the conflict.
Statements on 1 July 2014
- Nairobi, Kenya, 1 July 2014 - Secretary-General's message to the United Nations Seminar on Assistance to the Palestinian People [delivered by Ms. Sahle-Work Zewde, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi]
- Kigali,, 1 July 2014 - Secretary-General's message on the launch of the Millennium Development Goals Advocates Field Trip to Africa [delivered by Mr. Thomas Gass, Assistant-Secretary-General, Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs. Department of Economic and Social Affairs]