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15 Mar 2012 description

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE
HIGH COMMISSIONER’S PROGRAMME

STANDING COMMITTEE
53rd Meeting
13 – 15 March 2012

Agenda Item 3. a) i.

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

Mr. Chair,

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 …