Humanitarian issues

Humanitarian issues

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
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.

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):

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.

22 December 2017
SG/SM/18835-IHA/1444

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the opening of the Centre for Humanitarian Data in The Hague, Netherlands, today:

13 December 2017
DSG/SM/1122-IHA/1443

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Global Humanitarian Policy Forum, in New York today:

8 December 2017
SG/SM/18819-IHA/1442

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

21 November 2017
SG/SM/18792-ENV/DEV/1825-IHA/1440

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks to the High‑Level Conference for Reconstruction and Resilience of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Countries Affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, in New York today:

21 November 2017
DSG/SM/1115-ENV/DEV/1826-IHA/1441

Following is UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s keynote address to the pledging segment of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) High‑Level Donor Pledging Conference, in New York today:

1 November 2017
DSG/SM/1110-ENV/DEV/1822-IHA/1439

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks on building resilience to natural hazards, including tsunamis, and the need to reduce disaster risk for the Sustainable Development Goals, as prepared for delivery in New York today:

13 October 2017
SG/SM/18746-IHA/1438-OBV/1745

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day for Disaster Reduction:

21 September 2017
DSG/SM/1094-IHA/1436

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the ministerial round table on Nigeria and the Lake Chad region, in New York today:

21 September 2017
SG/SM/18714-IHA/1437

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the high-level event on famine prevention and response, in New York today:

19 September 2017
SG/SM/18699-IHA/1434

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

19 September 2017
SG/SM/18700-IHA/1435

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