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STATEMENTS AND PRESENTATIONS

Tuesday, 13 July

Economic and Social Council event to discuss transition from relief to development, lessons learned from the experience in Haiti

  • Dr. Paul Farmer, Deputy United Nations Special Envoy for Haiti
  • H.E. Amb. Leslie Voltaire, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Dr. Michaële Gedeon, President of the Haitian Red Cross
  • Mr. Nigel Fisher, Acting United Nations Resident Coordinator, Haiti

Report of the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti Introduction of the report and general discussion

Side Events

Wednesday, 14 July (Morning Session)

Humanitarian Affairs Segment – Opening and General Debate

  • Opening remarks by Mr. John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
  • UN Department of Public Information - ECOSOC/6442

Panel: Humanitarian assistance operations in highly hazardous, or insecure and unsafe environments

  • Mr. Gregory Starr, Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Department for Safety and Security (DSS)
  • Mr. Ramiro Lopes da Silva, Deputy Executive Director of External Relations, World Food Programme (WFP)
  • Mr. Fyras Mawazini, Executive Coordinator, NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI)
  • Mr. Martin Mogwanja, United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator, Pakistan
  • Mr. Dominik Stillhart, Deputy Director of Operations, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • Mr. Alexander Aleinikoff, Deputy High Commissioner, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • UN Department of Public Information – ECOSOC/6442

Side Events

Thursday, 15 July

Humanitarian Affairs Segment – General Debate and Closing

  • Introductory remarks at the IASC launch of the Haiti 6 months report by Mr. John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
  • Closing remarks by Mr. John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
  • UN Department of Public Information - ECOSOC/6443

Panel: Strengthening preparedness for humanitarian emergencies and the coordinated provision of humanitarian assistance, in particular, addressing the humanitarian needs of the affected populations and the factors that increase susceptibility to humanitarian emergencies

  • Hon. Dr. Naomi Shaban, Minister of State for Special Programmes, Republic of Kenya
  • Mr. Saroj Kumar Jha, Manager and Head, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), The World Bank
  • Dr. Jemilah Mahmood, Chief of Humanitarian Response Branch, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • Dr. Peter Walker, Irwin H. Rosenberg Professor of Nutrition and Human Security and Director, Feinstein International Center, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
  • Mr. Laurent Thomas, Director, Emergency Operations and Rehabilitation Division, Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
  • Dr. Eric Laroche, Assistant Director-General, Health Action in Crises, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • UN Department of Public Information - ECOSOC/6443

Side Events

FROM GLOBAL COMMITMENT TO NATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION