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Online Event: Launch of the 2021 UN Global Humanitarian Overview

December 1, 2020 • 3:30 – 5:00 pm EST

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The Humanitarian Landscape: Reversal or Recovery?

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is pleased to host the Washington D.C. launch of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) 2021 report. This event is co-sponsored by the CSIS Humanitarian Agenda and the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security, and will feature a panel discussion that addresses the most pressing challenges facing humanitarian action, as well as key themes covered in the GHO report—the world’s most authoritative overview of the current state and future trends in humanitarian settings.

Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, will provide opening remarks, following an introduction from Jacob Kurtzer, Interim Director and Senior Fellow at the CSIS Humanitarian Agenda. J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, will then moderate a panel discussion with Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF, Trey Hicks, Assistant to the Administrator of USAID's Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance, and Fatouma Zara Laouan, Gender in Emergencies Specialist. Thereafter, J. Stephen Morrison will engage U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen and U.S. Congressman Ami Bera in a discussion of how to sustain bipartisan, U.S. global leadership in humanitarian settings.

This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.

Mark Lowcock

UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

Henrietta Fore

Executive Director, UN Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Trey Hicks

Assistant to the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA)

Fatouma Zara Laouan

Gender in Emergencies Specialist