Impact of Donor Counter-Terrorism Measures on Principled Humanitarian Action
The CSIS Project on Prosperity and Development cordially invites you to: Impact of Donor Counter-Terrorism Measures on Principled Humanitarian Action
Introductory Remarks by:
President & CEO, InterAction
Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations
Secretary General, Norwegian Refugee Council
Ambassador Daniel Fried
Coordinator of Sanctions Policy, U.S. State Department
Ambassador William Garvelink
Senior Adviser, CSIS Project on U.S. Leadership in Development and Former U.S. Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Director of the Project on Prosperity and Development and William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis, CSIS
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Despite the global attention to counter-terrorism and human rights issues, the impact of counter-terrorism measures on humanitarian action has not been studied in detail. To address this gap, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the Norwegian Refugee Council released a report in July 2013 entitled the Study of the Impact of Donor Counter-Terrorism Measures on Principled Humanitarian Action. The report takes a comprehensive look at how counter-terror measures are impacting the ability of humanitarian agencies to respond to emergencies, especially in countries on the front lines of the war on terror, and makes recommendations on how to reconcile these measures with the humanitarian imperative.
Join us for a conversation with representatives from the United Nations, the Norwegian Refugee Council, and the United States Government as they discuss the impact of these restrictions in countries such as Afghanistan, Somalia, and the West Bank and Gaza, and in countries of possible future impact, including Mali, Pakistan, and Yemen.