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Director of the Coordination Division at OCHA, Wafaa Saeed, on behalf of USG for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, Closing Remarks at High-Level Event on Famine Prevention

Virtual 4 October 2021 As delivered This has been an important event— thank you all for your contributions. I will close by stressing urgent action in three areas. First, funding. We urgently need to...

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Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, Closing Remarks at High-Level Event on Protection of Children: Invisible Victims of Armed Conflict and COVID-19, at the General Assembly

23 September, 9:00 AM – 11 AM EST, Virtual As delivered I will not cite my prepared remarks today, for what has been powerful has been the passion and the reality and the truth of what we have heard...

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Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths Remarks at the High-Level Side Event on ‘International Humanitarian Law: Enhancing Monitoring, Improving Compliance’, at the 76th UN General Assembly

As delivered Thank you very much for inviting me to this meeting and chapeau, of course, to the European Commission, France – Mr. Le Drian – and Germany – Heiko Maas. It’s very difficult to have to...

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Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, Opening Remarks on the High-Level Side Event on the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen, at the 76th United Nations General Assembly

As delivered Thank you Nima. Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, I want to thank the European Union and the Governments of Sweden and Switzerland for hosting this important event. It has been almost...

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Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths: Closing remarks at the High-level Ministerial Meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan, 13 September 2021

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, here and virtually, thank you. I think in gathering here today we have demonstrated the solidarity that is needed with the people of Afghanistan and our...

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Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths’ remarks at High-Level Ministerial Event on the Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan, 13 September 2021

Geneva, 13 September 2021 As delivered Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, Last week, as the Secretary-General has already mentioned, I travelled to Afghanistan. I met with the de facto authorities,...

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Remarks by the Acting Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ramesh Rajasingham, at the joint launch of the annual reports of the Central Emergency Response Fund and Country-Based Pooled Funds

Dear Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure to be here with you. And it goes without saying, as the Secretary-General has just said, 2020 was an extraordinary year. COVID-19...

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Statement by Acting Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ramesh Rajasingham - Briefing to the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia (2 July 2021)

Briefing to the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia New York, 2 July 2021 – As delivered Mr. President, thank you. Just over two weeks ago on 15 June, we briefed the Council on...

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