The Task Team meeting was used to discuss the critical linkages between AAP and PSEA. Following a consultation process within the Task Team a final product was developed. This can be adapted for use at organisational or collective level.
November 27, 2018
November 20, 2018
As of the 20th November, following circulation by the Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. Mark Lowcock, the IASC Humanitarian System-Wide Scale-Up protocols replace the 2012 IASC Humanitarian System-Wide Emergency Activation (“L3 Response”) with immediate effect.
The key documents are:
November 19, 2018
New York, 16 November
Thank you, Mr. President.
On 23 October, I warned the Security Council that a grave economic crisis and escalating conflict had pushed Yemen closer to famine than ever before.
Shortly after that briefing, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network, or FEWSNet, released a new alert. FEWSNet, which is supported by the United States, is one of the leading providers of early warning and analysis on acute food insecurity.
October 30, 2018
Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C., 30 October 2018
Thank you, Maureen.
I do feel honoured to be here at SAIS today. Thank you for inviting me.
I admire your commitment to developing the next generation of leaders in international affairs.
We live in a world where pretty much everyone can see pretty much everything almost everywhere, pretty much all the time. Everything and everyone is inter-connected.
October 29, 2018
New York, 29 October 2018
I concluded my briefing to you last month with a question: would the agreement reached between the Russian Federation and Turkey on Idleb provide only a moment of respite, or would it represent the start of a more stable future for millions of civilians in that part of the country?
October 23, 2018
New York, 23 October 2018
Thank you, Mr. President.
On 21 September, I warned you we were losing the fight against famine in Yemen.
Since then, the situation has got worse.
That is why, as required in Security Council resolution 2417, which you adopted in May this year, we issued the White Note circulated late last week. In line with our obligations under your resolution, my briefing today focuses on the risk of famine.
October 17, 2018
London, 17 October 2018
Good afternoon everybody. I am really thrilled to be here.
Let me start by saying a very happy 50th birthday Concern Worldwide and congratulations.
Thank you, it is a pleasure to be here with you today to celebrate Concern Worldwide’s 50th anniversary.
And it does bear repeating, as Ciarán (Ciarán Cannon, Ireland’s Minister for the Diaspora and International Development) said, you started as a result of the famine in Biafra in 1968.
October 3, 2018
Who: Achim Steiner, United Nations Development Programme Administrator, and Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
What: Joint mission to Nigeria and Chad
When: Nigeria 5–6 October, Chad 6–7 October
Where: In Nigeria: Abuja and field visits in Borno State. In Chad: N’Djamena
September 28, 2018
UN Headquarters, New York, 27 September 2018
Mr. Secretary General, Commissioner Stylianides, distinguished panellists, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen.
The humanitarian challenges we face as an international community today, sadly, stretch the length and breadth of the globe, and perhaps none has been more rapid in impact in the last twelve months than the plight of the Rohingya people, both in Myanmar and then in Bangladesh.
September 27, 2018
United Nations Headquarters, New York, Wednesday 26 September, 8:30 – 10:00
Thank you for putting on this event.
The reason I’m grateful is because the single biggest cause of humanitarian suffering in the world arises from the way belligerents behave in conflict - from their failure to comply with the laws of war.