ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment 2016

"UN humanitarian pooled funds post-world humanitarian summit"
Thursday, 28 June 2016 - 13:15 - 14:45
Conference Room 1- United Nations Headquarters, New York
The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC).
Mr. Stephen O’Brien
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Ms. Lise Grande, Resident/ Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq;
Ms. Alison Milton, Director of Humanitarian Unit, Irish Aid;
Mr. Amir Abdulla, Deputy Executive Director of the WFP;
Dr. Samah Bassas, CEO of Syria Relief Network.
Key Discussion Points:
  • What is the strategic value of the pooled funds from the perspective of different stakeholders?
  • What changes should be considered for the pooled funds, along with an increase in funding, to provide maximum benefit for the humanitarian community (i.e. impact beyond providing more funding for humanitarian action)?
  • What are the key concrete ways in which UN humanitarian pooled funds will contribute to delivering the ‘Grand Bargain’?

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Key documents

ECOSOC resolution 
Event Concept Note 
Session Outline ECOSOC
Biographies of Panelists
Remarks by Ms Lise Grande 
Remarks by Dr Samah Bassas 
Remarks by Mr Amir Adbulla
Remarks by USG O'Brien
Discussion Summary