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CEB: Mr. William Lacy Swing 22.09.2016

Download Full bio PDF On 14 June 2013, Ambassador William Lacy Swing of the United States was re-elected to his second five-year term as Director General of the International Organization for Migration. Ambassador Swing was first elected on 18 June 2008, and assumed the post on 1 October 2008.

CEB: The High-level Panel on United Nations System-wide Coherence in the Areas of Development, Humanitarian Assistance and the Environment 23.02.2017

The Summit invited the Secretary-General to develop proposals for “more tightly managed entities in the field of development, humanitarian assistance and the environment” (General Assembly resolution 60/1). Accordingly, in February 2006, the Secretary-General set up the High-level Panel on United Nations System-wide Coherence in the Areas of Development, Humanitarian Assistance and the Environment to undertake a study on United Nations system-wide coherence, with the participation of the Chairs of HLCP and the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) in an ex officio capacity.

CEB: System-wide coherence 23.02.2017

The High-level Panel on United Nations System-wide Coherence in the Areas of Development, Humanitarian Assistance and the Environment; Increasing the effectiveness and coherence of United Nations system activities at the country level.

CEB: Management in the United Nations system 23.02.2017

Staff security and safety; Enhancing governance and accountability; Enhancing financial resources management; Enhancing human resources management; Coordinating United Nations system response to the threat of avian influenza; Inter-agency collaboration in information and communication technology.

CEB: Box 4.1 Coordination on early warning and preventive action 23.02.2017

The UN Interdepartmental Framework for Coordination on Early Warning and Preventive Action (“Framework Team”) brings together the various parts of the UN system to devise strategies for consolidating peace, building on national and civil society efforts in the field. The Framework Team has been instrumental in initiating and coordinating early preventive action among a large number of UN bodies.

HLCP: 2005 world summit outcome: Humanitarian assistance 23.02.2017
Improved Central Emergency Revolving Fund to ensure that relief arrives reliably and immediately when disasters happen. Recognition of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement as an important international framework for the protection of internally displaced persons.
FBN: UN System Financial Statistics 15.06.2016

Financial Statistics is a collection of annual data from CEB member organizations on their revenue and expenditures. Using this data, revenues broken down by assessed and voluntary contributions can be shown. Also, expenditures at the country, regional and global levels and broken down by expenditure categories: development assistance, humanitarian assistance, technical cooperation, peacekeeping and normative activities.

HLCP: Humanitarian, security and social stability 23.02.2017

The initiative aims at drawing the attention of decision-makers to the short, medium and long-term impact of the ongoing crisis on the world’s humanitarian security and social stability through a holistic approach.

Documents tagged with Humanitarian affairs

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HLCP: Report of 32nd session (September 2016, New York) 01.03.2017

Conclusions of the Thirty-Second Session of the High Level Committee on Programmes (UN Headquarters, New York, 29 and 30 September 2016) Issues discussed at the session: Risk, Prevention, and Resilience; UN System Leadership Model in the Post-2015 Era; Cross-Pillar Linkages and the 2030 Agenda; Equality and Non-Discrimination at the Heart of Sustainable Development; Follow-up to the High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants; and Summary of information Items: Istanbul Programme of Actions for the LDCs; and Reports of UN-Water, UN-Energy, UN-Oceans.

Document reference: CEB/2016/6
CEBs: GA resolution 70/296 25 July 2016 05.10.2016

Agreement concerning the Relationship between the
United Nations and the International Organization
for Migration

Document reference: A/RES/70/296
HLCP: Report of 31st session (March 2016, Geneva) 01.03.2017

Issues discussed at the session: Urbanization and Sustainable Development; Disaster Risk Reduction; Climate Change; World Humanitarian Summit; Equality and Non-Discrimination at the Heart of Sustainable Development; Promoting Peaceful, Just, and Inclusive Societies, Preventing Conflict; Support to the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; and Summary of information Items: Istanbul Programme of Actions for the LDCs; and Reports of UN-Water, UN-Energy, UN-Oceans.

Document reference: CEB/2016/4
CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2006, Geneva) 23.02.2017

The present report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB), during the period covering its fall 2005 and spring 2006 sessions.

Document reference: E/2006/66
CEB: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 23.02.2017
HLCP: Report of 7th Session (September 1995, New York) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1995/18

Bookmarks tagged with Humanitarian affairs

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IOM 05.10.2016
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OCHA Flagship Publications 23.02.2017
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Humanitarianism in the Network Age” (HINA) 23.02.2017

Humanitarianism in the Network Age (HINA) examines the implications for how a world of increasingly informed, connected and self-reliant communities will affect the delivery of humanitarian aid. It lays out some of the most pertinent features of these new technologies, such as SMS, social media and others, and identifies the opportunities and difficulties in applying them.

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ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment (15-17 July 2013) 23.02.2017

Since the landmark General Assembly resolution 46/182, the international humanitarian system has grown and evolved tremendously. The humanitarian caseload has increased due to new and protracted complex emergencies and conflict, natural disasters occur with more frequency and intensity, and global challenges increase vulnerability and create new or exacerbate existing humanitarian needs. In addition, the operating environment for humanitarian actors has also become increasingly complex.

Direct access: ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment (15-17 July 2013)
OCHA Policy Studies Publications 23.02.2017
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World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2013 23.02.2017

World Humanitarian Data and Trends is an annual OCHA publication that presents global and country-level data and trends analysis on humanitarian crises and assistance. It provides data that helps to support policy-making and operational decisions.

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OCHA in 2012 and 2013- Plan and Budget 23.02.2017

This document sets out OCHA’s plan and budget for 2012 and 2013. We aim to strengthen our operations in all areas during this time, building on the ongoing reforms taking place in the global humanitarian system. We need a system that is inclusive and flexible.

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OCHA Annual Report 23.02.2017

In 2015, OCHA enhanced its efforts to support principled, effective and timely humanitarian response to meet the increased needs of people affected by humanitarian emergencies. OCHA is present in 33 countries with country offices and in 23 countries with Humanitarian Advisory Teams (HATs), with additional staff in liaison and regional offices. OCHA contributed to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of humanitarian action through strategic coordination, advocacy, policy, information management and humanitarian financing services.

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ReliefWeb 23.02.2017

ReliefWeb has been the leading source for reliable and timely humanitarian information on global crises and disasters since 1996.Timely Reliable Humanitarian Updates. ReliefWeb is a specialized digital service of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

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World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) 2015 23.02.2017

Preparations are under way for the first World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in 2015, likely during the second quarter of the year (May/June). The United Nations Secretary-General (SG) has requested the summit in order to improve the capacity of the humanitarian system to serve people in need.

This is a unique opportunity to take stock and adapt.

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UNHCR Video Gallery 15.06.2016
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UNHCR Photo Gallery 15.06.2016
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UNHCR Refworld 15.06.2016

Refworld is the leading source of information necessary for taking quality decisions on refugee status. Refworld contains a vast collection of reports relating to situations in countries of origin, policy documents and positions, and documents relating to international and national legal frameworks. The information has been carefully selected and compiled from UNHCR's global network of field offices, Governments, international, regional and non-governmental organizations, academic institutions and judicial bodies.

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UNRWA Annual Report 20.03.2017
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UNHCR Annual Report 23.02.2017

The Global Report (published in June) offers a comprehensive view of the agency's challenges and achievements worldwide.

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UNHCR The Global Appeal 23.02.2017

The Global Appeal is an invaluable guide for general readers to UNHCR's worldwide operations.

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Data and Statistics 15.06.2016

This section provides data, reports, maps and other information essential for field operations. It also carries statistical reports on the people of concern to UNHCR: refugees, asylum-seekers, returned refugees, the internally displaced and stateless people. Detailed information on country of asylum, place of origin, gender, age, location and legal status of refugees is available. Indicators on the quality of refugee protection and UNHCR operations are increasingly being collected.

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UNRWA News page 23.02.2017
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UNISDR News page 23.02.2017
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UNHCR News page 23.02.2017
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ESCWA News page 23.02.2017
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UNHCR Open Data 15.06.2016

Explore more about UNHCR and partners’ response to the current emergencies and other protracted refugee crises. Access the information sharing portals.

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Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian & Cultural) 23.02.2017
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ReliefWeb Labs 15.06.2016

ReliefWeb Labs projects explore new and emerging opportunities to improve information delivery to humanitarians. These projects represent our commitment to stay one step ahead of information challenges and make sure the humanitarian community has the tools it needs during crises.

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UNDG: Humanitarian Coordination 15.06.2016

Effective coordination of humanitarian action in the field hinges upon good leadership. The Resident Coordinator is key to the efficacy of a coordinated humanitarian system at country level, particularly in the case of natural disasters whether or not he becomes Humanitarian Coordinator. To support the RC or HC, a well-functioning support system needs to be in place, both at the country- and global level.

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HLCP: Global Humanitarian Platform (GHP) 23.02.2017

The GHP is a forum bringing together the three main families of the humanitarian community - NGOs, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and the UN and related international organisations. These families have a shared responsibility in enhancing the effectiveness of humanitarian action.

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HLCP: Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) 23.02.2017

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) is a unique inter-agency forum for coordination, policy development and decision-making involving the key UN and non-UN humanitarian partners. The IASC was established in June 1992 in response to United Nations General Assembly Resolution 46/182 on the strengthening of humanitarian assistance.

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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) 15.06.2016
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CEB: United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) 15.06.2016
Direct access: United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
CEB: The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 15.06.2016
Direct access: The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
UNHCR Annual Report 20.03.2017

The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 70/134 on assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa. It updates information contained in the report of the Secretary-General submitted to the Assembly at its seventieth session (A/70/337) and covers the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.

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Agencies tagged with Humanitarian affairs

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CEB: International Organization for Migration 14.10.2016

Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration is the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration and is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. IOM works with its partners in the international community to assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration, advance understanding of migration issues, encourage social and economic development through migration and uphold the well-being and human rights of migrants.

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) 23.02.2017

OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.

United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction 18.10.2016

UNISDR was created in December 1999 in response to a need for mainstreaming disaster risk reduction within the UN's. development and other work areas. It serves as the UN system focal point for coordination of disaster reduction, and ensures synergies among UN system and regional organisations in disaster reduction activities, and socio-economic and humanitarian activity fields (GA res, 56/195 (2001)).

CEB: United Nations Human Settlements Programme 14.10.2016

GA res. 32/162 (1977) established the Governing Council of the UN Human Settlements Programme and its Secretariat, the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) (previously known as the UN Centre for Human Settlements). UN-HABITAT, which has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, is charged with coordinating human settlement activities within the UN system and facilitating the global exchange of information on shelter and sustainable urban development.

CEB: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 14.10.2016

The work of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is humanitarian and non-political. Its principal functions are to provide international protection to refugees and other persons of concern, including stateless people, and to seek durable solutions for them. Protection includes preventing refoulement (the involuntary return of a refugee or a person of concern to a country where he or she may have a well-founded fear of persecution) and ensuring that host countries follow international norms in the treatment of refugees.

Statistics tagged with Humanitarian affairs

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FBN: Agency expenditure by category 03.08.2016

This chart shows expenditure by category for individual agencies.

FBN: Agency expenditure by category 03.08.2016

This chart shows agencies' expenditure by category.

Inter-agency Coordination Mechanisms tagged with Humanitarian affairs

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HLCP: Global Humanitarian Platform (GHP) 23.02.2017

The GHP is a forum bringing together the three main families of the humanitarian community - NGOs, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and the UN and related international organisations. These families have a shared responsibility in enhancing the effectiveness of humanitarian action.

HLCP: Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) 23.02.2017

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) is a unique inter-agency forum for coordination, policy development and decision-making involving the key UN and non-UN humanitarian partners. The IASC was established in June 1992 in response to United Nations General Assembly Resolution 46/182 on the strengthening of humanitarian assistance.

Executive Bios tagged with Humanitarian affairs

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CEB: Mr. William Lacy Swing 22.09.2016

Download Full bio PDF On 14 June 2013, Ambassador William Lacy Swing of the United States was re-elected to his second five-year term as Director General of the International Organization for Migration. Ambassador Swing was first elected on 18 June 2008, and assumed the post on 1 October 2008.