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Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations - Report of the Secretary-General (A/67/89–E/2012/77)

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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 Assembly resolutions 66/119, 64/76 and 64/75 and Economic and Social Council resolution 2011/8.

The report describes the major humanitarian trends and challenges over the past year and explores two issues that the humanitarian community must address going forward: the need to build systems to support data-driven humanitarian decisionmaking and the need to broaden and deepen partnerships for humanitarian response. The report provides an overview of current efforts to improve humanitarian coordination and response and ends with recommendations for further strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations.