Today, two billion people live in countries affected by fragility, conflicts and violence. 65 million people are displaced as a consequence; 95 per cent live in developing countries and 2/3 are internally displaced.
The humanitarian system is pushed beyond its limits, and without durable solutions these people remain vulnerable, inactive and denied development opportunities for years on end.
Consequently, effort is made to bring humanitarian and development partners together more effectively, and blend short-term humanitarian tools that respond to shocks and sudden critical developments, with longer-term development interventions that systematically tackle vulnerability and risks.
Six UN Resident Coordinators/Humanitarian Coordinators (see full list below) will participate in a high-level workshop on this issue in Copenhagen.
The event is organised by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UNDP, the World Bank and OCHA.
We will capitalise on their presence in Copenhagen and have invited them to the UN City for a short briefing session on their role and challenges in the countries they serve, in operationalising The New Way of Working and follow-up on the World Humanitarian Summit last year.
The event is open to all UN City staff and interested external actors.
For external participants, please register in advance on: http://nwow14march.eventbrite.com
Arrival and registration (remember photo ID)
Welcome by Camilla Brückner (CB), Director of UNDP Nordic Office
Introductory remarks by Martin Bille Hermann, State Secretary, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danidas chef)
Snapshot of country situation in Yemen, Lebanon, Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia and Uganda highlighting challenges and opportunities in the New Way of Working by UN RC/HCs
Moderated discussion by CB / Q&A
Mr. Philippe Lazzarini, UN Deputy Special Coordinator, UN
Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for Lebanon
Mr. Jamie McGoldrick, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for the Republic of Yemen
Ms. Marta Ruedas, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for the Republic of the Sudan
Ms. Ahunna Eziakonwa-Onochie, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for Ethiopia
Ms. Rosa Malango, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for the Republic of Uganda
Mr. George Conway, UNDP Country Director for Somalia, Former Country Director in South Sudan following the declaration of independence in 2011, and Head of Programmes / Deputy Head of Office through Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) period.
He also served as UNDP Strategic Advisor on crisis prevention and recovery in the Africa region.
Yderligere oplysninger hos:
Mette Fjalland, UNDP Nordic Office, e-mail: [email protected] og mobil 51 83 62 28