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Tuesday, 19July 2011

Economic and Social Council event to discuss transition from relief to development – “The role of the United Nations and the international community in supporting the capacity of the Government of South Sudan to manage the transition”

Chairs:

  • H.E. Ambassador Gonzalo Gutiérrez Reinel, Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council
  • H.E. Ambassador Jan Grauls, Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council

Moderator:

  • Mr. Jordan Ryan, Assistant Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Director, Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR)

Panelists:

  • H.E. Gier Chuang Aluong, Minister of Internal Affairs, South Sudan (participating by videoconference)
  • Mr. Dalmas Otieno, Minister of State for Public Service, Kenya
  • Ms. Angeth Acol de Dut, Undersecretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development, South Sudan (by videoconference)
  • Ms. Lise Grande, United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, a.i., South Sudan
  • Mr. Mahboub Maalim, Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Authority on Development, South Sudan

Opening session of the Humanitarian Affairs Segment and general debate

Side Events

  • Summary of Making Cooking SAFE: Addressing Household Energy Needs in Crisis Settings
  • Global Challenges: Demographics, Urbanization, Migration
  • Protecting Education in Emergencies - report

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Preparing for the future – predictable, effective, flexible and adequate humanitarian financing and its accountable use to meet the evolving needs and challenges for the delivery of humanitarian assistance

Chair:

  • H.E. Ambassador Jan Grauls, Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council

Moderator:

  • Ms. Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

Panelists:

  • Mr. Amir Abdulla, Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, World Food Programme
  • Mr. Ahmed M. Almeraikhi, Director, International Development Department, Qatar
  • Mr. Donald Kaberuka, President, African Development Bank
  • Mr. Peter Bakker, former Chief Executive Officer, TNT
  • Mr. António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres, High Commissioner for Refuguees

Side Events

  • Opportunities and Challenges in the Use of MCDA to Support Humanitarian Response - Summary
  • Research Forum:
    • 1) Report: Global Humanitarian Assistance 2011 - report
    • 2) Report: Sex and age matter: using evidence to drive humanitarian response Global Challenges: Demographics, Urbanization, Migration
  • CAP Mid-Year Review - report
  • Protection and Displacement in Situations of Natural Disasters - report
  • Food insecurity: the role of humanitarian organisations in addressing immediate needs and structural causes

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Strengthening resilience, preparedness and capacities for humanitarian response

Chair:

  • H.E. Ambassador Jan Grauls, Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council

Moderator:

  • Ms. Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

Panelists:

  • Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, Commissioner for international cooperation, humanitarian aid and crisis response, European Union
  • Mr. Matthias Schmale, Under-Secretary General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
  • Mr. Jordan Ryan, Assistant Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Director, Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR)
  • Mr. Laurent Thomas, Assistant Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organisation
  • Ms. Zoubida Allaoua, Director, Finance, Economics and Urban Development Department, World Bank

Continuation of general debate and closing

  • Adoption of Resolution “Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations” (E/2011/L.33)
  • Closing remarks by Ms. Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
  • Closing by the Vice-President of ECOSOC

Special Event on the Humanitarian Situation in the Horn of Africa

  • Remarks by Ms. Valerie Amos, Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General

Side Events

  • Making humanitarian action more effective: Calling for greater accountability for gender equality programming
  • Enhancing the effectiveness and quality of international disaster assistance: international and regional initiatives to support affected States - report

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