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18 Dec 2018 description

DFID has a strong strategy for using its funding and influence to strengthen UN humanitarian agencies and global humanitarian practice, but its record to date in promoting practical reforms is mixed.

There has been a sharp rise in global humanitarian need over this decade, driven by large-scale conflicts in Syria, Yemen and South Sudan and the mass expulsion of Rohingya people from Burma. Consequently, in 2017 the UK spent 10% of the aid budget on humanitarian responses (£1.4 billion).

17 Dec 2018 description

Following the positive reception of OCHA’s set of 250 public domain humanitarian icons in 2012, the organization is releasing an extended and completely redesigned new collection in 2018 (295 and counting).

The original suite was developed because at OCHA we understand that during the response to an emergency it is critical to share and understand complex information in a timely fashion. Icons — with their easily accessible, universal visual language — are vital to achieve this.

17 Dec 2018 description
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Septuagésimo tercer período de sesiones
Tema 75 a) de la lista preliminar*
Fortalecimiento de la coordinación de la asistencia humanitaria y de socorro en casos de desastre que prestan las Naciones Unidas, incluida la asistencia económica especial: fortalecimiento de la coordinación de la asistencia humanitaria de emergencia que prestan las Naciones Unidas


17 Dec 2018 description
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Soixante-treizième session
Point 75 a) de la liste préliminaire*
Renforcement de la coordination de l’aide humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe fournis par les organismes des Nations Unies, y compris l’assistance économique spéciale : renforcement de la coordination de l’aide humanitaire d’urgence fournie par les organismes des Nations Unies


17 Dec 2018 description
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Seventy-third session
Item 75 (a) of the preliminary list*
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations


17 Dec 2018 description

Message du directeur exécutif

Notre réussite passe par la participation de tous

La réussite d’une action humanitaire efficace et reposant sur des principes passe nécessairement par la participation de tous.

13 Dec 2018 description
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Andreas Fuchs
HSU Hamburg & IfW Kiel

Angelika Müller
Heidelberg University


13 Dec 2018 description

The World Humanitarian Summit was a landmark moment that launched a vital agenda for change. Participants made thousands of commitments to deliver the Agenda for Humanity, a five-part plan to alleviate suffering, reduce risk and lessen vulnerability on a global scale. As the implementation of commitments progresses, stakeholders must stay the course in their ambition to deliver results for the millions of people affected by crises.

11 Dec 2018 description

Launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 and the World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2018

09 Dec 2018 description


The Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE) has been a gamechanger for WHO. It allows WHO to respond rapidly to disease outbreaks and health emergencies - often in 24 hours or less. This saves lives and helps prevent unnecessary suffering. Furthermore, a quick response dramatically reduces the costs of controlling outbreaks and emergencies, as well as the wider social and economic impacts.

08 Dec 2018 description

(New York, 7 December 2018): At today’s high-level pledging event for the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), 41 donors announced record pledges of US$439 million for 2019 and additional contributions for 2018, ensuring a record level of funding of $554 million to CERF for this year.

“CERF is not only the fastest and most effective way to ensure that humanitarian aid reaches people caught up in crises; it is also an essential enabler of global humanitarian action,” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres - at the opening of the event.

07 Dec 2018 description


Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the annual high-level pledging conference for the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund, in New York today:

Effectively, there are things that I do not know much about. There are things that I do not care so much for. If there is something I care a lot for and I know something about, it is the CERF [Central Emergency Response Fund].

07 Dec 2018 description

UN Headquarters, New York, 7 December 2018

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Secretary-General António Guterres, Excellencies and Ministers, distinguished guests,

Thank you for coming. One year ago, we had an excellent fundraising for CERF, and today we’re hoping to do even better. That’s up to all of you.

126 Member States and observers have contributed to the CERF.

This year, we have seen an unprecedented demand.

07 Dec 2018 description

Message from Executive Director

Let’s be inclusive to be successful

Inclusivity is a cornerstone of effective and principled humanitarian action.

07 Dec 2018 description
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Le Conseil de sécurité a débattu, aujourd’hui de la coopération entre les Nations Unies et des organismes régionaux et sous-régionaux, réunion au cours de laquelle nombre des 60 délégations à prendre la parole ont plaidé pour l’adoption d’une résolution qui permettrait de financer, sur la base des contributions au budget de l’ONU, les opérations de soutien à la paix décidées par l’Union africaine et autorisées par le Conseil de sécurité.

06 Dec 2018 description

WHAT: Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) High-Level Pledging Event
WHEN: Friday, 7 December 2018, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
WHERE: ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations New York Headquarters
WHO: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres

06 Dec 2018 description
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On 4 December 2018, the Austrian presidency and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on the EU budget for 2019.

This paves the way for the adoption of the budget before the end of the year, if the deal is backed by member states in the Council and the EP plenary next week.

Under the agreement, the total commitments in the 2019 EU budget are set at €165.8 billion and payments at €148.2 billion. This is an increase of 3.17% in commitments and 2.37% in payments compared to 2018.

04 Dec 2018 description

Crises affect more people, for longer, and conflict remains the main driver of humanitarian and protection needs. The Global Humanitarian Overview presents detailed, prioritized and costed plans for how the United Nations and partner organizations will respond worldwide

(Geneva, 4 December 2018) – The world is witnessing extremely high levels of humanitarian need driven primarily by armed conflicts that generate enormous suffering and displacement for years on end.

04 Dec 2018 description

Les crises affectent un plus grand nombre de personnes, durent plus longtemps et les conflits demeurent la cause principale des besoins humanitaires et de protection. L’Aperçu de la situation humanitaire mondiale présente des plans détaillés, priorisés, et chiffrés sur la manière dont les Nations Unies et ses organisations partenaires répondront à ces besoins à travers le monde