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26 September 2013 - 5:41pmRepresentatives from some 90 Member States, civil society, the private sector and the United Nations system have pledged their support for the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit, planned for 2016. At an event held during the UN General Assembly, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that the Summit...
14 December 2012 - 10:01amThe United Nations today called for US$ 8.5 billion for aid agencies to help 51 million people cope with humanitarian emergencies in 2013. The Consolidated Appeal Process (CAP) for next year, launched in Rome by UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos, World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin...
18 May 2012 - 4:16pmJust outside the village of Gollion in Switzerland, 37 emergency response specialists recently took part in a training exercise designed to give them the skills they will need when they are first on the scene of a major disaster. The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) training...
1 February 2011More >> OCHA Press Release - Consolidated Appeal Process