OCHA media advisory: Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock to launch Global Humanitarian Appeal 2018


WHO: Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

WHAT: Launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2018

WHEN: Friday 1 December 2017: Press conference 9.30 a.m. CET in the Palais des Nations; open launch event from 10.45 a.m. CET at Maison de la Paix, the Graduate Institute Geneva

WHERE: Geneva, Switzerland

The Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) is the culmination of a global effort to assess needs and decide collective response strategies by hundreds of organizations delivering food, shelter, health care, protection, emergency education and other basic assistance to people in conflict and disaster affected regions. The GHO is also the humanitarian appeal to donors to finance life-saving projects and programmes during the course of 2018.

USG/ERC Mark Lowcock will present the GHO at a press conference in the morning of Friday 1 December in Geneva together with Ms. Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO, Save the Children International.

Following the press conference, Mr. Lowcock will speak at and participate in the debate Global Humanitarian Needs and Response 2018: A Humanitarian Dialogue in the Graduate Institute Geneva together with Ms. Helle Thorning-Schmidt and Mohamed Béavogui, Director General, African Risk Capacity.

For registration to the debate at the Graduate Institute:

For further details, please contact:
Jens Laerke, OCHA Geneva,, +41 79 472 9750 Vanessa Huguenin, OCHA Geneva,, +41 79 202 68 44 Rébar Jaff, OCHA New York,, +1 917 982 7283 Russel Geekie, OCHA New York,, +1 917 331 03 93


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