For health reasons... Martin Griffiths steps down from his position

For health reasons... Martin Griffiths steps down from his position

Mar 27 2024

ARK News… The United Nations announced that the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, has decided to step down from his position for health reasons, and will continue to perform his duties until the end of next June “to ensure a smooth transition” of tasks to a successor who has not yet been appointed.

In a tweet on the “X” platform, Griffiths said, “After three years of work, I informed the Secretary-General of my intention to step down in June,” adding, “To everyone in the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, this has been a privilege in my life, and I am indebted to you.” Strongly. To all partners and supporters, thank you for championing the cause of people in crises.”

Martin Griffiths, 72 years old, is a British lawyer, diplomat, and international mediator who worked in various humanitarian and international organizations, including UNICEF, Save the Children, and ActionAid. He served as Executive Director of the European Institute for Peace, and his most prominent duties after his last position were his mission as an envoy to the United Nations. The United States to Yemen between 2018 and 2021.

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