Speeches & Statements

13 Feb 2014
Sudan: Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, on direct talks between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N) [EN/AR]

Khartoum, 13 February 2014. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, welcomes the renewed direct talks between the Sudanese Government and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement - North (SPLM-N) in Addis Ababa.

“I hope that these talks will deliver positive results as swiftly as possible because, above all else, the people of South Kordofan and Blue Nile States need peace,” said Mr. Al-Za’tari.

“I urge both...

03 Feb 2014
Sudan: Joint statement attributable to the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, and the Representative a.i. for the Office of the UNHCR in Sudan, on the arrival of people who have fled the conflict in South Sudan [EN/AR]

Khartoum, 3 February 2014. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr Ali Al-Za’tari, and the Representative a.i. for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Sudan, Ms. Angela Li Rosi, welcome the commitment of the Government of Sudan to provide international protection and humanitarian assistance to South Sudanese who have fled the conflict in South Sudan and the announcement by the Government of Sudan that they...

29 Nov 2013
Sudan: Statement of UN RC/HC in Sudan on killing of two MoH staff in West Darfur - 29 November 2013

Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, on the killing of two Ministry of Health staff in West Darfur

Khartoum, 29 November 2013. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Ali Al-Za’tari, strongly condemns the killing of two Sudanese Ministry of Health staff, a vaccinator and a driver, who were part of a team vaccinating vulnerable children against...

24 Oct 2013
Sudan: Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, on the occasion of World Polio Day

Khartoum, 24 October 2013. World Polio Day (24 October) provides an important opportunity for us to reflect on the importance of eradicating polio globally. Sudan was recently declared polio free, but since April 2013 the virus has re-appeared in east Africa. There is a risk that the virus may spread into Sudan. South Kordofan and Blue Nile states are of particular concern, as no polio vaccination programmes have been undertaken in areas controlled by the Sudan People’s...

03 Sep 2013
South Sudan: Joint call by Mr Toby Lanzer, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan and Mr Ali Al-Za’Tari, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan on the governments to resolve the situation of nationals living in each other’s state

(Juba/Khartoum, 3 September 2013): On behalf of the humanitarian community, we encourage the Governments of South Sudan and Sudan to implement fully the Agreement on the Status of Nationals of the Other State, signed on 27 September 2012, which provides for the four freedoms of residence, movement, property and economic activity to nationals in each other’s state. We applaud the setting up of the Joint High Level Committee to oversee the management and decision-making of...