The Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan

High-level Ministerial Meeting

High-level Ministerial Meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan

13 September 2021


United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called the international community to join him in Geneva, in person and virtually, on Monday 13 September to express solidarity with the people of Afghanistan and pledge tangible support to address their critical humanitarian needs.

Afghans urgently need food, medicine, health services, safe water, sanitation, and protection. UN agencies and non-governmental partners have launched a Flash Appeal seeking US$606 million for the remainder of the year to bring vital relief to 11 million people.

International and Afghan humanitarian organizations are on the ground and can deliver in a rapidly changing context. They need fast and flexible funding and sustained access into and around Afghanistan. And all aid workers, including women, must be assured of their safety and freedom of movement.

Swift action and support from the international community is vital to ensure humanitarians can rapidly provide basic and essential services for the Afghan people. That is the objective of the High-level Ministerial Meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan.

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Tentative programme

2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Geneva (CET) / 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. New York (EDT)

2.00 p.m. - 2.30 p.m.  Opening Session

2.30 p.m. - 4.55 p.m.  Interventions from the Floor

4.55 p.m.- 5.00 p.m.    Closing Remarks

Venue: Room XIX, Palais des Nations, Geneva


Press Conference from approximately 5 p.m.

Venue: Room XVIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva




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