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ICRC President meets UN Secretary-General

21-05-2003 News Release 03/34

Geneva (ICRC) – In the latest of a series of high-level exchanges between the two organizations, the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Mr Jakob Kellenberger, will be meeting the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr Kofi Annan, in New York on the afternoon of 21 May.

Among the main topics of discussion will be the situation in Iraq from a humanitarian point of view.

The following day, Mr Kellenberger will participate in the public debate on humanitarian responses to the Iraq crisis called for by the Security Council. The ICRC is the only non-UN agency invited to this meeting.

 Further information:  

 Umesh Palwankar, ICRC Geneva, tel. ++41 22 730 21 91  

 Tamara Al Rifai, ICRC Geneva, tel. ++41 22 730 27 56 or ++41 79 244 64 14