The United Nations Correspondents Association held a press briefing with Hon. David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), following his intervention at the UK-sponsored event “Attacks on Civilians and Civilian Infrastructure in North-West Syria: What Does International Humanitarian Law Say?” at UNHQ.
Hon. Miliband also spoke to recent humanitarian developments in NE Syria, specifically conditions at Al Hol camp with new IRC data on child mortality and discussed refugees and the SDGs in the lead-up to the SDG summit.
BIOGRAPHY: David Miliband is President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), where he oversees the agency’s humanitarian relief operations in more than 40 countries and its refugee resettlement and assistance programs in 25 US cities.
From 2007 to 2010, Miliband was the 74th Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom, driving advancements in human rights and representing the U.K. throughout the world. In 2006, as Secretary of State for the Environment, he pioneered the world’s first legally binding emissions reduction requirements. He was Member of Parliament for South Shields from 2001 to 2013.
Miliband’s first book, Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of our Time, was published by TED Books in November 2017.
ABOUT IRC: The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 26 offices across the U.S. helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future, and strengthen their communities. Learn more at www.rescue.org and follow the IRC on Twitter & Facebook.
Follow David Miliband on Twitter: @DMiliband
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For more information please contact: Chiara Trincia,
Senior Communications Officer, IRC
Phone number: +16467713214
And who knows how many of Bosnian Americans in numbers are sharing the same feelings. Dear Mr. President @POTUS @SecBlinken do you know what legacy 🇺🇸 you leave behind in Bosnia after supporting discriminatory election laws in BiH 🇧🇦 @tanyadomi @amrasabicPHD @ElvirKlempic twitter.com/custa79/status…
As a Bosnian American, I have never felt more betrayed. In protest to the Biden administration, I have officially unregistered as a member of the Democratic Party.— Čusta (@custa79) October 7, 2022
أنهت وزارة الخارجية التركية عمل ثلاثة مسؤولين كانوا يشرفون على الملف السوري، وبعثت بهم الى الخارج كسفراء !؟ الى 3 وجهات كالتالي: سلكوك يونال: كسفير الى هولندا سدات أونال: كسفير الى الامم المتحدة في نيويورك السفير إردم : كسفير الى الاردن @StephDujarric @NLatUN @JordanUN_NY twitter.com/TalalAlhaj/sta…
Turkish Foreign Ministry ended the assignment of three officials in charge of the Syrian file & send them as ambassadors!?— Talal Al-Haj (@TalalAlhaj) October 7, 2022
They were sent to 3 destinations as follows:
Selçuk Ünal : to Netherlands @NLatUN
Sedat Önal : to the United Nations in NYC
Erdem : to Jordan @JordanUN_NY
Is this shaping up to be: The U.N. General Assembly voted on whether to allow Russia to have a vote on whether to make another vote a secret vote? twitter.com/Dpol_un/status…
It’s good that Britain can’t “reject” anything on behalf of UN membership since we are no longer at the time of the British empire. Members of the GA will decide it on Monday and hopefully this new UK snobbish attempt to shut their mouths will prompt them to make a right choice https://t.co/CDgW4Xv0ao— Dmitry Polyanskiy (@Dpol_un) October 7, 2022
New "Dayton" for Ukraine and Europe would be disaster. twitter.com/OzKaterji/stat…
I don't think people on here are prepared for the overwhelming pressure that is going to be put on Ukraine by powerful voices in the west to stop its offensives at the 24th February lines, the same voices that also said Ukraine would lose and that we should not be arming them.— Oz Katerji (@OzKaterji) October 7, 2022
ABD Başkanı Biden, 7-18 Kasım tarihlerindeki Mısır’daki BM İklim Değişikliği Konferansı’na (COP27) katılacak. Cum. Erdoğan geçen yıl Glaskow’daki zirveye güvenlik beklentileri gerçekleştirilmediği için katılmadı. Bakalım Sisi, Erdoğan’ın bu beklentilerini yerine getirecek mi 🤔 twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
FDNY has shut down all subway service in Union Sq. station due to an incident. All trains behind held.— Mark D. Levine (@MarkLevineNYC) October 7, 2022
N/Q/R/W/4/5/6 service suspended in much of Midtown/Lower Manhattan. L trains are not running in Manhattan.
Use alternate means of transit. Updates soon.