Who Manages CERF?


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The overall steward of CERF’s loan and grant facilities is the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, as designated by the United Nations Secretary-General. Support is provided by a New York-based secretariat within the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

The UN Controller holds overall financial responsibility for the Fund and oversees all financial processes concerning contributions, disbursements and financial reporting to Member States.

The 18-member CERF Advisory Group provides expert advice on the Fund’s use and evaluates its impact. The group includes government officials from countries that have contributed to or received CERF funding, and representatives of humanitarian NGOs.