USG Statements and Speeches

2014
Remarks to the media, Tehran, 17 August
Security Council briefing on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine, 5 August
Security Council briefing on the situation in the Gaza Strip, 31 July
Statement on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, 30 July
Statement to the press on Syria, 30 July
OCHA, European Union Statement on the Central African Republic, 18 July
OCHA, WFP, UNICEF Joint Statement on Security Council Res 2165 on humanitarian access in Syria, 16 July
 Statement on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, 16 July
Statement on Iraq, 2 July
Statement to the Security Council on Syria, 26 June
Closing remarks to the ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment 2014, 25 June
Opening remarks and brief on the Secretary-General’s report to the ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment 2014, 23 June
Remarks to the WHS Regional Consultation for West Africa [EN - FR], 19 June
Press statement in Geneva, 16 June
Remarks to the Global Summit to end Sexual Violence in Conflict, 12 June
Statement on Syria, 4 June
Security Council briefing on the humanitarian situation in Somalia, 4 June
Statement on Syria, 27 May
Remarks to the Pledging Conference on South Sudan, 20 May
Statement to the press at South Sudan pledging conference, 20 May
Statement on Balkan floods, 19 May
Remarks at press conference, N'djamena, Chad, 6 May
Statement to the media on Syria, 30 April
Joint Statement by UN Heads of agencies on Syria [EN - AR], 23 April
Statement on Syria, 10 April
Statement to the press on Syria, 28 March
Statement on Syria, 15 March
Remarks to the press on the Central African Republic and Philippines, 7 March
Remarks to the Security Council on the Central African Republic, 6 March
Statement on South Sudan, 27 February
Statement to the press on the Philippines, 27 February
Statement on Syria, 22 February
Statement to the press on Syria, 13 February
Security Council Briefing on Protection of Civilians, 12 February
Statement on Syria, 10 February
Statement on Syria, 31 January
Statement on Myanmar, 23 January
Statement on the Philippines: Two months on, 16 January
Statement to the pledging conference for Syria [EN - AR], 15 January
Remarks to the press at the beginning of 2014, 2 January
2013
Statement on Syria, 31 December
Remarks to ECOSOC Special Meeting on the Response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, 16 December
Remarks to the press at the launch of the Overview of Global Humanitarian Response 2014 , 16 December
Remarks by video to the CERF High-Level Conference, 13 December
Statement on the worsening humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic [EN - FR], 6 December
Humanitarian Chiefs strongly condemn attacks on medical personnel and facilities by all parties to the Syria conflict (joint statement issued by UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, and the Executive Director of the UN Children's Agency, Anthony Lake, 6 December
Press remarks on the Philippines, 22 November
Remarks to the press on the Typhoon Haiyan response, 19 November
UN Humanitarian Chief urges strongest possible aid response for people of typhoon-ravaged Philippines , 15 November
Remarks to the Press on Typhoon Hayian/Yolanda, 14 November
Statement at the Launch of the Action Plan for Typhoon Haiyan, Manila, Philippines, 12 November
Statement on Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Philippines, 9 November
Briefing to the Security Council on Syria, 25 October
ERC Amos calls for a ceasefire and immediate safe passage of civilians still trapped in Moadamiyeh, Syria, 19 October
Remarks to the Sixth Regional Meeting on International Humanitarian Assistance Mechanisms in Latin America and the Caribbean, Kingston, 18 October
Remarks to the Institute for Government, London, 11 October
ERC Amos welcomes Security Council Presidential Statement, urges real action, 2 October
Press Statement on Syria, 2 October
Remarks to the High-Level Segment on solidarity and burder-sharing with countries hosting Syrian refugees, 30 September
Remarks at the High-level Event on African Humanitarian Champions, 26 September
Remarks to the 4th Annual Conference on Information Sharing and Effective Partnership for Better Humanitarian Action, 17 September
Remarks to the press at UNIC Teheran, 15 September
UN Humanitarian Chief urges unrestricted humanitarian access to hundreds of thousands trapped in rural Damascus, 13 September
Press remarks on Yemen, 12 September
Press Statement on Syria, 6 September
Opening remarks at event marking the Tenth Anniversary of the Canal Hotel Bombing, 19 August
Security Council Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians, 19 August
Security Council Briefing on Central African Republic, 14 August
Statement on the protection of civilians in Syria, 2 August
Statement on South Sudan, 17 July
Security Council Briefing on Syria, 16 July
Opening remarks and brief on the Secretary-General’s report to the ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment 2013, 15 July
Joint statement on Syria by ERC Valerie Amos and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, 12 July
Press remarks on Syria humanitarian appeals launch, 7 June
Remarks at the launch of the revised Syria Humanitarian Assistance Response Plan and Regional Response Plan, 7 June
Joint statement on Syria by ERC Valerie Amos and High Commissioner Navi Pillay, 1 June
Statement on Sudan [Arabic - English], 23 May
Remarks to the MEI on the international response to Syria's humanitarian catastrophe, 10 May
Security Council Briefing on Syria, 18 April
Appeal by Heads of leading UN Humanitarian Agencies for the people of Syria [AR - EN - FR - SP], 15 April
Statement at the United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty on behalf of UN agencies involved in humanitarian action, 21 March
Press Statement following the Global Humanitarian Action in 2013 event, Brasilia , 5 March
Remarks at the Global Humanitarian Action in 2013 event, Brasilia, 5 March
Press Statement at the Syria Humanitarian Forum, 19 February
Opening remarks at the Syria Humanitarian Forum, 19 February
Address to the Humanitarian Pledging Conference on Syria, Kuwait City, 30 January
Address to the Humanitarian Pledging Conference on Syria - Arabic, 30 January
Press Statement on the situation in Syria, 23 January
2012
Statement to the press on the launch of the CAP 2013, 14 December
Statement at the High-Level CERF Conference, New York, 11 December
Statement on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 21 November
Statement to Third Annual Conference on Strengthening Humanitarian Action, Kuwait City, 12 September
Press Statement on Syria, 31 August
Press Statement on her visit to Mali, 30 August
Statement on Syria, 29 July
Closing remarks at the Humanitarian Affairs Segment of ECOSOC, 20 July
Statement on Syria, 16 July
Statement on Sudan, 28 June
Statement at the Security Council Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, 25 June
Statement on Gaza, occupied Palestinian territory, 13 June
Remarks to public meeting on Preparedness at Tromsø University, 11 June
Statement to the press in Senegal [English - French], 24 May
Statement to the press on Burkina Faso, 22 May
Statement to the press on Afghanistan, 15 May
Statement to the press on her visit to Afghanistan, 11 May
Statement on Syria, 13 April
Remarks to CAP Briefing, Doha, 5 April
Enhancing humanitarian partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean.  Remarks at the fifth MIAH regional meeting in Panama, 30 March
Press statement at the fifth regional meeting on enhancing international humanitarian partnerships, 30 March
Statement at Jakarta International Defense Dialogue: Military Operations Other Than War, 22 March
Statement on Syria, 15 March
Press statement on Syria, 12 March
Statement on Syria, 9 March
Statement on Syria, 5 March
Statement on Syria, 29 February
Member states briefing on joint OCHA/UNDP mission to Niger, 29 February
Statement on Sudan, 17 February
UN agency chiefs call for comprehensive and robust Arms Trade Treaty, 16 February
Urgent Call For United Agencies In The Sahel Region Of West Africa (joint statement), 15 February
Statement on Somalia, 3 February
Statement on the safe release of humanitarian workers in Yemen, 2 February
Press briefing on South Sudan, 2 February
Statement on killing of Syrian Arab Red Crescent Secretary-General, 26 January
Crisis, Conflict and Disability: Ensuring Equality - Fifth International Shafallah Forum, Qatar, 22 January
Press Statement on the humanitarian situation in Sudan, 4 January
2011
Press Statement at CAP 2012 Briefing, 14 December
Statement at International Conference on the HOPEFOR Initiative, Doha, Qatar, 29 November
Statement on Somalia, 28 November
Statement on Humanitarian Situation in Somalia, 18 November
Statement on the need to protect civilians in multiple crises, 16 November
Statement at the Security Council open debate on the Protection of  Civilians in Armed Conflict (ASG Bragg on behalf of ERC Amos), 9 November
Press Statement on Republic of Korea, 24 October
Press Statement on the DPRK, 21 October
Statement on South-East Asia floods, 15 October
Speech at Regional Partnership Meeting: Responding in a Changing World, Shanghai, 12 October
Statement on Yemen, 11 October
Statement on Libya, 10 October
Statement to the Press on mission to Haiti, 4 October
Statement at the Workshop on Information Sharing for Better Humanitarian Action, Kuwait City, 11 September
Statement on South Kordofan, 30 August
Statement on Syria, 24 August
Statement on Visit to Somalia and Kenya, 18 August
Statement on Visit to Somalia and Kenya, 18 August
Key Note Address at the 2011 InterAction Forum, 10 August
Statement on anniversary of 2010 Pakistan floods, 28 July
Remarks at Drought Emergency Meeting, Rome, 25 July
Statement on South Kordofan [English - Arabic], 24 July
Closing Remarks at ECOSOC, 21 July
Press briefing on CAP mid year review, 20 July
Opening Remarks at ECOSOC, 19 July
Statement on South Kordofan, Sudan, 15 July
Statement at Member States briefing on Horn of Africa, 15 July
Statement on Nigeria and Ethiopia, 11 July
Statement on South Kordofan, Sudan, 21 June
Statement on South Kordofan, Sudan, 15 June
Statement on the situation in Syria, 13 June
Opening Statement at OCHA Donor Support Group (ODSG), 13 June
Statement on the situation in Yemen, 27 May
Statement at Member States Briefing on Western Sahel, 27 May
Press briefing on mission to oPt and Israel, 24 May
Statement at the launch of the revised Regional Appeal for Libya, 18 May
Statement on Syria, 10 May
Briefing to the Security Council on Protection of Civilans, 10 May
Statement to the Security Council on Libya, 9 May
ERC Amos condemns killing of aid worker in Southern Sudan, 25 April
Statement to the Press on Libya Mission, New York, 20 April
Briefing to the United Nations Security Council on the Situation in Côte d’Ivoire, 13 April
Statement to the Press on Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia mission, 7 April
USG Amos calls for temporary cessation of hostilities in Misrata, Libya, 6 April
Statement in Mornovia, Liberia [French], 2 April
Statement on Yemen: aid is needed now, 27 March
Statement on the deterioration of the situation in Cote d'Ivoire, 24 March
Remarks at the launch of the IDMC Global Overview 2011, International Peace Institute, 23 March
Statement on Cote d'Ivoire, 18 March
Statement on the situation in Libya, 17 March
Press statement on the Orientale Province (DRC) [French], 10 March
Press statement at the conclusion of her visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) [French], 10 March
Statement on the situation in Libya at the noon briefing, 4 March
USG Amos at the daily Press Briefing on the situation in Libya, 28 February
Press Statement on Somalia, 17 February
USG's speech at the OCHA in 2011 launch, 21 January
Statement to the Security Council, 20 January
Informal briefing to ECOSOC on Haiti, 14 January
2010
Statement of Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos on the Cholera Situation in Haiti, 10 December
USG Valerie Amos' appearance on BBC's HardTalk, 30 November
Highlights of USG's press conference at the 2011 CAP launch, 30 November
Statement to the Security Council on the Protection of Civilians, 22 November
USG Valerie Amos talks to Voice of America about Niger during her visit to the country, 18 October
Remarks at the launch of the Revised Pakistan Floods Emergency Response Plan, 17 September
USG Valerie Amos at the day Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, 15 September
Press conference by USG Amos, Islamabad, 1 September