Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations - Report of the Secretary-General (A/63/81-E/2008/71)

Report
from UN Economic and Social Council, UN General Assembly
Published on 30 May 2008 View Original
General Assembly
Sixty-third session
Item 68 (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

Economic and Social Council
Substantive session of 2008
New York, 30 June-25 July 2008
Item 5 of the provisional agenda**
Special economic, humanitarian and disaster
relief assistance

Summary

The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 46/182, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report annually to the Assembly and the Economic and Social Council on the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance. The report is also submitted in response to General Assembly resolution 62/94 and Economic and Social Council resolution 2007/3.

The present report describes major humanitarian trends and challenges that have occurred during the past year and analyses two thematic issues of concern: the humanitarian implications of climate change and the humanitarian challenges related to the current global food trends. The report provides an overview of current key processes to improve humanitarian coordination and ends with recommendations for further strengthening the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations.

* A/63/50.

** E/2008/100.General Assembly