Insights: Humanitarian Issues

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    Security Council to adopt a resolution on hunger in armed conflict

    Tomorrow (24 May), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution on the link between armed conflict and violence, and conflict-induced food insecurity, including the threat of famine. This adoption follows the 23 March Council briefing on this issue...

    posted on WED 23 MAY 2018
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    Briefing and Consultations on the Syria Humanitarian Situation

    Tomorrow (26 January), OCHA head Stephen O’Brien; Amir Mahmoud Abdulla, the Deputy Executive Director of the World Food Programme; and Peter Salama, the Executive Director of the World Health Organisation’s Emergencies Programme will brief the Council on the efforts and...

    posted on WED 25 JAN 2017
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    Briefing and Resolution on Healthcare in Armed Conflict

    Tomorrow (3 May), the Security Council will hold a briefing and adopt a resolution on health care in armed conflict. Briefers will include the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; Peter Maurer, the President of the ICRC; and Joanne Liu, the President...

    posted on MON 2 MAY 2016
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    Syria: Humanitarian Briefing

    Tomorrow afternoon (25 November), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos will present to the Council the Secretary-General’s latest report which identifies the trends in humanitarian access in Syria since resolution 2165 was adopted on 14 July (S/2014/840). The public briefing...

    posted on MON 24 NOV 2014
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    Briefing on the Protection of Humanitarian Workers

    Tomorrow morning (19 August), the Security Council will hold a briefing on the protection of humanitarian workers in armed conflict to mark World Humanitarian Day, which honours the efforts of aid workers. World Humanitarian Day was designated by the General...

    posted on MON 18 AUG 2014
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    Briefing in Consultations by Humanitarian Chief: Access Not Improving, Security Council Must Act

    Tomorrow morning (30 April), Emergency Relief Coordinator and head of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Valerie Amos will brief Council members in consultations on the second report since the adoption of resolution 2139 on humanitarian access...

    posted on TUE 29 APR 2014
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    Briefing by Humanitarian Chief on Access in Syria

    Tomorrow morning (28 March), Emergency Relief Coordinator and head of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Valerie Amos will brief Council members in consultations on the first report (S/2014/208) since the adoption of resolution 2139 on humanitarian...

    posted on THU 27 MAR 2014
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    Insights on Libya

    On Monday 9 May the Council will hear a briefing from the UN’s Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, on the humanitarian situation in Libya. It seems that Amos will also update the Council on the UN office in Libya (following...

    posted on FRI 6 MAY 2011
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    Insights on the Somalia Sanctions Committee

    Several issues related to Somalia sanctions are on the Council’s programme of work this week. Today ( Tuesday, 15 March) Council members will be briefed by India, as the chair of the 751/1907 Sanctions Committee on Eritrea and Somalia. (Resolution...

    posted on TUE 15 MAR 2011
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    Insights on Libya

    The Council will be briefed in a closed meeting at 3 pm this afternoon by DPA head, B. Lynn Pascoe on the situation in Libya. A briefing is also expected from a representative of the Libyan mission but it was...

    posted on TUE 22 FEB 2011