Posted by: africanpressorganization | 30 August 2008

Zimbabwe / Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General on Lifting Aid Agency Restrictions in Zimbabwe

 

 


 

Zimbabwe / Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General on Lifting Aid Agency Restrictions in Zimbabwe

 

HARARE, Zimbabwe, August 30, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement of the Government

of Zimbabwe to lift the suspension of field operations of

Non-governmental and Private Voluntary Organizations (NGOs and PVOs).

This positive development will help ensure that neutral and impartial

humanitarian assistance is provided to the people of Zimbabwe.

 

The Secretary-General also welcomes the Government’s invitation to

all NGOs and PVOs as well as United Nations agencies to discuss the

operational modalities following the lifting of the suspension. He

would like to emphasize the importance of ensuring that people in need

have full access to humanitarian assistance essential to their health

and well-being and that humanitarian organizations have full and

unhindered access to vulnerable populations in order to carry out vital

relief operations.

 

The United Nations stands ready to work together with the

Government and NGO/PVO partners to continue provision of humanitarian

assistance in Zimbabwe.

 

 

 

SOURCE : United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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