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Acting Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ramesh Rajasingham lecture to Columbia School of International and Public Affairs on the United Nations' role in the humanitarian system

Thanks very much indeed. It is a pleasure to be with you today and among such an impressive and diverse group of students and the likely future humanitarian practitioners, policy and decision makers,...

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Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs & Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, a.i. Mr. Ramesh Rajasingham, Remarks at High-Level Event on Data Responsibility in Humanitarian Action (17 December 2020)

Thank you very much for joining us today for this event on data responsibility in humanitarian action. I am pleased to open this session and welcome you all to what promises to be a rich discussion. ...

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Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Ad Interim, Mr. Ramesh Rajasingham - Remarks for the Virtual Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan, 2 February 2021

New York, 2 February 2021 As delivered Opening remarks Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, I am Ramesh Rajasingham, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief...

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Syria

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, 25 November 2020

as delivered New York, 25 November 2020 Thank you, Madam President. I will focus today on five areas: first, the situation of displaced people across Syria as winter approaches; second, the...

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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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Yemen

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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Mali + 2 more

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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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, 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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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, 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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