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High Level Panel “Scaling Up Anticipatory Action: More. Better. Together.” Draft Opening Remarks of acting Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Ramesh Rajasingham

Virtual Climate Summit | Climate:RED As delivered Jagan and Thomas, thank you. It is an honour to participate in the first virtual Climate RED summit alongside the International Federation of the Red...

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Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ad Interim, Ramesh Rajasingham, Briefing to the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria, 27 August 2020

As delivered Thank you, Mr. President. Today, I will focus on five areas: First, the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on health services. Second, the economic downturn. Third, protection of...

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Acting Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Ramesh Rajasingham Opening remarks on contemporary challenges on the protection of civilians and humanitarian aspects related to cyber-attacks at Arria-Formula meeting on Cyber-Attacks

Acting Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Ramesh Rajasingham Opening remarks on contemporary challenges on the protection of civilians and humanitarian aspects related to...

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Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, ad interim Mr. Ramesh Rajasingham: Briefing to the Security Council on Yemen, New York, 18 August 2020

As prepared for delivery Thank you, Mr. President. In last month’s briefing, Under-Secretary-General Lowcock warned that the crisis in Yemen has never been worse. The country is again sliding towards...

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High-Level Panel on Technology and Innovation at the 2020 ECOSOC-Humanitarian Affairs Segment: Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator a.i Ramesh Rajasingham – Opening Remarks as Moderator

“Improving humanitarian effectiveness through new technology and innovation: opportunities and challenges” 11 June 2020 As delivered Vice President Omar Hilale, Excellencies, colleagues, Ladies and...

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Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator a.i Ramesh Rajasingham: Transition from relief to development: the multidimensional and interconnected challenges in the Central Sahel region

New York, 8 June 2020 As delivered Excellencies and distinguished delegates, Mr. Steiner has summarized the situation in the Central Sahel, where a convergence of widespread insecurity, hunger, state...

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Yemen

Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ad Interim, Mr. Ramesh Rajasingham, Briefing to the Security Council on the Humanitarian Situation in Yemen, 14 May 2020

Thank you, Mr. President. In last month’s briefing, we reported that Yemen had confirmed only one case of COVID-19. As of this morning, that figure had jumped to 72 confirmed cases, including 13...

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Assistant-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ad Interim, Mr. Ramesh Rajasingham, Briefing to the Security Council on the Humanitarian Situation in Yemen, 12 March 2020

New York, 12 March 2020 Thank you, Mr. President. As you’ve just heard from the Special Envoy, escalating hostilities in Yemen have pushed peace further away than it had seemed just six weeks ago...

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Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller - Briefing to the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria, New York, 27 February 2020

Mr. President, I will begin my briefing today with the unfolding humanitarian catastrophe in northwest Syria, which continues to demand this Council's attention and action. I will also speak to the...

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Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller - Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW): Statement at Geneva Launch of the IASC Disability Guidelines

As delivered Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, It is a pleasure to be here with you. This is an issue that is very close to my heart – the inclusion of persons with disabilities in all...

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Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller – Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW): Closing Remarks at Event on ‘Media’s Influence on Humanitarian Donors’, 4 February 2020

International Conference Centre, Geneva, 4 February 2020 As delivered Good afternoon. I am very happy to be here, although I am sorry that I could not join for the discussion earlier, at least I come...

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Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller – Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW): Statement at Geneva Launch of the IASC Disability Guidelines, 4 February 2020

International Conference Centre, Geneva, 4 February 2020 As delivered Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, It is a pleasure to be here with you. This is an issue that is very close to my heart...

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Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller – Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW): Opening Remarks for UNDAC Advisory Board Meeting, 4 February 2020

International Conference Centre, Geneva, 4 February 2020 As delivered Colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, I am honoured and privileged to open the 2020 United Nations Disaster Assessment and...

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Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller – Briefing to the Security Council on the Humanitarian Situation in the occupied Palestinian territory, 21 January 2020

UN Headquarters, New York, 21 January 2020 As delivered Mr. President, Thank you for the opportunity to update the Council on the humanitarian situation in the occupied Palestinian territory. I have...

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Syria

Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller - Briefing to the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria, 19 December 2019

as delivered Madam President, distinguished Council Members. With the end of 2019 approaching, I am afraid that the humanitarian situation for people in many parts of Syria is worse than when the...

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Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Ursulla Mueller - Briefing to the Security Council on the Humanitarian Situation in Yemen, 22 November 2019

Thank you, Madam President. Every month in Yemen, some 250 humanitarian partners work with the United Nations to assist more than 13 million people in the country. We are delivering the world’s...

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Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller - Opening Remarks at Women, Peace and Security Side Event: A Shared Vision towards the Realization of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

I am delighted to be here for this important event leading up to the 20th anniversary of the Security Council Resolution 1325 next year. Gentlemen and ladies, This anniversary gives humanitarian and...

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