Humanitarian issues

Humanitarian issues

12 December 2018
DSG/SM/1246-IHA/1461

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s opening remarks at the seventh Global Humanitarian Policy Forum, in New York, today:

7 December 2018
SG/SM/19398-IHA/1460

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the annual high-level pledging conference for the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund, in New York today:

4 December 2018
SG/SM/19390-IHA/1459

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message to the third annual meeting of frontline humanitarian negotiators, in Geneva today:

10 October 2018
SG/SM/19288-IHA/1457-OBV/1827

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, observed on 13 October:

26 September 2018
SG/SM/19247-IHA/1456

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the event for the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) – “A Fund for All by All”, in New York today:

17 September 2018
SG/SM/19213-IHA/1455

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

17 August 2018
SG/SM/19171-IHA/1454-OBV/1813

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

5 August 2018
SG/SM/19155-IHA/1453

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

3 July 2018
SG/SM/19126-IHA/1452

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, held in Ulaanbaatar, 3-6 July 2018:

21 June 2018
ECOSOC/6932

Concluding its humanitarian affairs segment, the Economic and Social Council today adopted a resolution on improving emergency response, stressing that the United Nations could better coordinate the protection of civilians, including women and children, persons with disabilities, the wounded, sick and displaced.

20 June 2018
ECOSOC/6931

Prompt and effective action was key to addressing the sweeping impact of armed conflict on children as well as the myriad effects of climate change on the most vulnerable sectors of society, speakers said today as the Economic and Social Council continued its humanitarian affairs segment.

19 June 2018
ECOSOC/6930

At a time when the global humanitarian response system was struggling to meet an unprecedented demand in aid for millions of people displaced by natural disasters and conflict, new approaches and stronger partnerships were key to overcome urgent challenges, the Economic and Social Council heard today at the opening of its humanitarian affairs segment.

12 June 2018
SG/SM/19085-HR/5397

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ opening remarks to the eleventh session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in New York today:

11 June 2018
SG/SM/19083-HR/5396-RD/1021

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message for the New York Board of Rabbis Humanitarian Awards reception, in New York today:

6 June 2018
SG/SM/19072-IHA/1451

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message to the “International Humanitarian Assistance:  Lessons Learned, Current Situation and Perspectives” conference, held in Moscow from 6 to 9 June:

3 April 2018
SG/SM/18968-IHA/1450

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Pledging Conference on Yemen, in Geneva today:

22 March 2018
SC/13260-IHA/1449

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Karel Jan Gustaaf van Oosterom (Netherlands):

22 March 2018
SG/SM/18950-IHA/1448

The text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the national humanitarian conference, held in Paris today, is not available in English.

27 February 2018
SG/SM/18916-IHA/1447

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the Riyadh International Humanitarian Forum, in Riyadh on 26 February:

31 January 2018
SG/A/1785-BIO/5058-IHA/1446

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Mami Mizutori of Japan as Assistant Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).  Ms. Mizutori will succeed Robert Glasser of Australia to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedication and excellent leadership of UNISDR.