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This review covers the entire universe of funding mechanisms and sources of humanitarian operations within the United Nations system, comparing or linking their objectives so as to close gaps and avoid duplication. Its key recommendations aim at providing a governance and strategic planning framework for financing humanitarian operations in the United Nations system organizations, so as to improve efficiency and accountability of humanitarian financing.
This review originates from a proposal made in 2002 by the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO) to cover its interest in system-wide coordination in emergency and complex operations. While including the subject in its listing of potential reports for the programme of work of the Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) for 2003 and beyond (A/57/321, annex, para.
This report analyses existing and proposed mandates
of different humanitarian agencies and of social and humanitarian departments
of the UN Secretariat, to ensure that these are appropriate and applicable
during complex emergency operations.
The report also focuses on the relationship between humanitarian assistance and peace-keeping operators, mechanisms for cooperation and coordination at headquarters and field levels and among the different actors, as well as the security and safety of UN field personnel.