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27 Jun 2013 description
Written Version

Madame Chair, Ladies and Gentlemen,

This statement (available at: www.icvanetwork.org) has been drafted in consultation with, and is delivered on behalf of, a wide range of NGOs and aims to reflect the diversity of views within the NGO community.

30 Apr 2013 description

Executive Summary

This report summarizes, from an NGO perspective, the work done over the course of the NHRP II in four focus countries from September 2011 to April 2013: Côte d’Ivoire, Pakistan, Somalia and Zimbabwe. It focuses on efforts to strengthen local, national, and international humanitarian NGO voices in influencing the policy and practice of humanitarian reform so that humanitarian response can better meet the needs of affected populations.

31 Jan 2011 description

Background: From Earthquake to Flood

During the 2002 earthquake in Pakistan, an informal international NGO (INGO) network called the Northern Areas Earthquake Relief Operation (NAERO) was formed in order to coordinate emergency response and rehabilitation activities.

05 Oct 2010 description

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER'S PROGRAMME

61st Meeting

4 - 8 October 2010

NGO Statement on General Debate

Agenda Item 4.

Mr. Chair, Ladies and Gentlemen,

This statement has been drafted in consultation with, and is delivered on behalf of, a wide range of NGOs and aims to reflect the diversity of views within the NGO community.

We would like to open our intervention by congratulating the High Commissioner on his second term.

28 Jan 2010 description

Introduction

A number of inter-connected factors contribute to exacerbate people's vulnerability around the world: including climate change, global financial crisis, rapid demographic changes and human displacement, growing stresses on natural resources, and sometimes underlying political instability or conflict. All these factors when combined often have dramatic consequences for poor people and will most likely increase the humanitarian caseload in the years to come.

28 Jan 2010 description

Introduction

The first dialogue to explore ways of enhancing the effectiveness of humanitarian response brought together 40 leaders of UN humanitarian organizations, NGOs, the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement, the IOM and World Bank in Geneva, Switzerland on 12 -13 July 2006.

It was agreed by the 40 leaders that a meeting of a new Global Humanitarian Platform would be jointly planned by the UN, the NGOs and the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement and would be 'flexible, ad hoc, time-bound and action-oriented.' Furthermore the new platform would meet annually for three years, to …

25 Jun 2009 description

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER'S PROGRAMME

STANDING COMMITTEE
45th Meeting

28 Feb 2001 description


The Newsletter of the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA)

EDITORIAL: HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OVERLOOKED BY THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS