Honour Humanitarian Workers by Re-committing to Their Safety, Keeping Hope Alive, Secretary-General Urges on Anniversary of United Nations Headquarters Bombing

19 Aug

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the wreath-laying ceremony for the observance of the eighteenth anniversary of the bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, in New York today:

Security Council Extends Use of Border Crossing for Humanitarian Aid into Syria, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2585 (2021)

9 Jul

The Security Council — acting in a rare moment of unanimity on the complex, decade-long Syrian conflict — today adopted a compromise resolution extending the use of the Bab al-Hawa border crossing for the delivery of humanitarian aid for six months, with the expectation of a subsequent renewal for another six months, until 10 July 2022.

Early Action Saves Lives, Reduces Suffering, Cuts Costs, Secretary-General Tells Economic and Social Council Humanitarian Affairs Segment

23 Jun

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the opening of the 2021 Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Humanitarian Affairs Segment in Geneva today: