Statement by Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee on Gender-Based Violence in Tigray region of Ethiopia

Published Date

"We call on all State and non-State parties to the conflict to fulfil their obligations under international humanitarian and human rights law; ensure their forces respect and protect civilian populations, particularly women and children, from all human rights abuses; explicitly condemn all sexual violence; and take action to bring perpetrators to justice where abuses do occur."

Full IASC Statement Here

Signatories:

  • Mr. Mark Lowcock, Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
  • Mr. Ignacio Packer, Executive Director, International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA)
  • Mr. Samuel Worthington, Chief Executive Officer, (InterAction)
  • Mr. António Vitorino, Director General, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  • Ms. Michelle Bachelet, High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
  • Mr. Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • Mr. Filippo Grandi, High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • Ms. Maimunah Mohammed Sharif, Executive Director, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
  • Ms. Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
  • Ms. Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of
  • internally displaced persons (IDPs)
  • Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO)