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.
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For more information please contact: Chiara Trincia,
Senior Communications Officer, IRC
Phone number: +16467713214
O kart 1942-1946 yıllarında dağıtıldı. 2. Dünya Savaşı yaşandığı ve stoğu korumak için bunun uygulandığını bilmiyor olamaz ☹️. Bunu yıllardır tekrarlaması inanılır gibi değil. 3. Dünya savaşı çıksa kendisi de aynı şeyi yapmayacak mı? Vatandaş önünü kesebiliyorsa o daha vahim. twitter.com/trthabercanli/…
Cumhurbaşkanı Erdoğan: Bir vatandaşım önümü kesti ve bana da bir kart verdi. Bu kart 1946’nın ekmek kartı. CHP'nin yönetimi bu. CHP'yi tanımak istiyorsan bu ekmek kartına bakacaksın. Bundan daha güzel ispat olmaz. Benim milletim bir daha bu karne dönemine dönmeyecektir. pic.twitter.com/T5aObewyuT— TRT Haber Canlı (@trthabercanli) February 1, 2023
This is how the battles in the Parliament (US Congress) are fought passionately and with the fervor of conviction - loud and clear; blame and shame. The Balkans is not the political epicenter of polarly different interests and all other disagreements. Anyway, listen for yourself twitter.com/FrankMikeDavis…
AOC will not be silenced, either!https://t.co/NS1fpM7SlE— Dr. Mike Davis 🌊 (@FrankMikeDavis1) February 2, 2023
And we have our own fights in America 🇺🇸 Although, after all politics is not everything. How can I convince myself in that simple truth? Maybe by quoting Plato: "He who does not desire power is fit to hold it." Okey 🥸 twitter.com/Victorshi2020/…
Let’s be clear: Republicans are doing everything they can to strip Ilhan Omar of her committee assignments because they are scared of her. They’re intimidated she is a woman & person of color who isn’t afraid to use her voice. But no matter what, Ilhan Omar will not be silenced.— Victor Shi (@Victorshi2020) February 2, 2023
Balkans is not on this list. It seems also the Balkan countries are yet not aware of their comparative advantages: of all ten I find the UN's contribution to localization the most fascinating, after our general infatuation with the trend of globalization. So, go local 🇧🇦🇪🇺 Or no? twitter.com/UN/status/1620…
As humanitarian needs skyrocketed last year, see how @UNOCHA worked around the world to save lives and help people impacted by disaster and crisis. https://t.co/RvlpCWTUwF ⬇️— United Nations (@UN) February 1, 2023