This topic includes reports and resources on a wide range of issues related to humanitarian financing such as accountability and transparency, partnerships, funding mechanisms and relevant policy discussions.
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The multi-sectoral Response Plan targets 818,250 recently displaced people. A total of $117.7m is urgently required, of which approximately $6.99m has already been mobilized by Government and partners, primarily through diverting resources that were originally intended for important response elsewhere in the country.
EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT’S STRATEGY FOR ADVANCING GENDER EQUALITY IN AND THROUGH EDUCATION PUTS GENDER-EQUALITY AT THE FOREFRONT OF ECW’S FINANCING IN EMERGENCIES AND PROTRACTED CRISIS.
Making gender ECW priority in the ECW Strategic Plan 2018-2021, it seeks to ensure that the needs and experiences of girls and boys are examined and systematically incorporated throughout ECW’s work to:
New York, 21 June 2018
Thank you very much to all of you for your active participation throughout this week. I particularly want to thank the Vice-President of this year’s ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment, Ambassador Matjila, and the many excellent panelists and participants for your insights and the work you do to give voice to people affected by humanitarian crises.
Once again, this Segment is taking place in the context of staggering levels of humanitarian need.
New York, 21 June 2018
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
I welcome you to this high-level panel which will discuss the experience of local actors who are often both affected by and the first responders to humanitarian emergencies. In this context, the ‘localization’ agenda, which calls for national and local capacity to be reinforced and not replaced, has been steadily gaining momentum over the last decade.
The UK Aid Strategy, published in 2015, made it a stated goal of the Government to increase the proportion of the aid budget spent by departments other than DFID, to reach 30% of the total by 2020. In a climate of restricted spending, this meant that all departments could access the ringfenced commitment to international development, but risked pitting individual departmental objectives against the core objective of UK aid – alleviating poverty and suffering.
by Umberto Bacchi | @UmbertoBacchi | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 10:42 GMT
"Without transparency, we risk undermining public trust in our life-saving aid"
LONDON, June 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Most of the world's biggest aid donors are failing to make public what their spending achieves, according to a study released on Wednesday that ranks China, the United Arab Emirates and Japan as the worst performers.
The Grand Bargain Cash Meetings: what did we learn, how are we doing, where next?
I- CONTEXTE ET JUSTIFICATION
Depuis 2016, le Cameroun connaît dans ses Régions du Nord-Ouest et du Sud-Ouest, des perturbations sociopolitiques. Cette situation est partie des revendications corporatistes auxquelles le Gouvernement, par la voie de la concertation et du dialogue avec les organisations syndicales concernées a apporté des réponses appropriées, allant parfois même au-delà des attentes des partenaires sociaux.
Le présent rapport a été établi en application de la résolution 46/182 de l’Assemblée générale, dans laquelle l’Assemblée a prié le Secrétaire général de lui faire rapport chaque année, ainsi qu’au Conseil économique et social, sur la question de la coordination de l’aide humanitaire d’urgence. Il fait également suite à la résolution 72/133 de l’Assemblée et à la résolution 2017/14 du Conseil. Le présent rapport porte sur la période allant du 1er janvier au 31 décembre 2017.
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 resolution 72/133 and Economic and Social Council resolution 2017/14. The period covered by the report is 1 January to 31 December 2017.
New York 19 June 2018 As delivered
Your Excellency Vice-President Mattila,
As delivered Distinguished delegates. Ladies and gentlemen,
Mr. Vice President, thank you very much for your opening remarks and for your excellent leadership in overseeing the Humanitarian Affairs Segment of ECOSOC. I also thank the President of ECOSOC and the ECOSOC Bureau members for their support. And I take the opportunity to acknowledge the co-facilitators, Switzerland and Zambia, for their stewardship of this year’s ECOSOC humanitarian resolution.
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL
2018 SESSION, 36TH MEETING (PM)
At a time when the global humanitarian response system was struggling to meet an unprecedented demand in aid for millions of people displaced by natural disasters and conflict, new approaches and stronger partnerships were key to overcome urgent challenges, the Economic and Social Council heard today at the opening of its humanitarian affairs segment.
New York, 20 June 2018
I would like to acknowledge the sponsors of this event, Germany, and the IFRC.
Let me begin our discussion by linking forecast-based humanitarian financing with the wider humanitarian context.
Local and national actors are often the primary responders in a crisis yet only directly receive a small proportion of international humanitarian assistance funding. The Grand Bargain calls for a global target of 25% of humanitarian funding to go “as directly as possible” to local and national responders by 2020. Analysis from Development Initiatives’ Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2018 provides an indication of trends in direct funding to local and national responders.
‘Trends in humanitarian funding: where are we now and what lies ahead’ at the ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment
Conference Room 12, United Nations, New York, 08:30 a.m. 19 June 2018
Excellencies, distinguished guests,
Having heard from Development Initiatives about funding trends through 2017, I am pleased to present the mid-year Global Humanitarian Overview Status Report.
Global Humanitarian Overview 2018: six months on
As of 15 June 2018, 21 Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Syria Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan (3RP) require US$25.39 billion to assist 96.2 million highly vulnerable people.
Second part of Special Issue with findings from DIIS research project
Lars Engberg-Pedersen, Adam Moe Fejerskov & Signe Marie Cold-Ravnkilde
How do development organisations understand, work with and institutionalize global norms on gender equality? Over the past 4 years, a DFF-funded research project based at DIIS entitled GLONO or “Global norms and heterogeneous donor organisations” has explored this question through in-depth case studies.