Press Releases

    SC/7225
    27 November 2001

    PRESS STATEMENT ON UNITED NATIONS CONSOLIDATED INTER-
    AGENCY APPEALS BY PRESIDENT OF SECURITY COUNCIL


    NEW YORK, 26 November (UN Headquarters) -- Following is this afternoon’s press statement on the United Nations Consolidated Inter-Agency Appeals 2002 by the President of the Security Council, Mignonette Patricia Durrant (Jamaica):

    Members of the Security Council urge all States to give generously to the United Nations Consolidated Inter-Agency Appeals which seeks $2.5 billion to assist and protect more than 33 million conflict-affected civilians.

    Members of the Council recognize that gaining access to vulnerable populations and the increasing need to engage with armed groups is one of the key challenges facing humanitarian agencies. The Council acknowledges that too often access is sporadically granted or even bluntly denied.

    Members of the Security Council call on all Member States to respect the recognized rules of international humanitarian law, and to facilitate the work of aid agencies wishing to gain access to vulnerable populations and help secure the safety of displaced and refugee populations.

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