Assembly Briefed on Syrian Humanitarian Situation by Senior UN Officials
The General Assembly was briefed on the humanitarian situation in Syria by senior UN officials, including the Secretary-General; the High Commissioner for Human Rights; the High Commissioner for Refugees; the Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator; and the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).
A view of the Trusteeship Council Chamber as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay (shown on screen at right) briefs the Assembly via video link. On her right is UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres. Seated at dais (from left): WHO Director-General Margaret Chan; Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; General Assembly President John Ashe; Ion Botnaru, Director of the General Assembly and Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Affairs Division; and Kyung-wha Kang, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator.