ECOSOC HAS Side Event Inclusive Humanitarian Action = Effective Humanitarian Action
Co-Sponsors: Asia Pacific Network of Refugees, Australia, CARE, Danish Refugee Council, Finland, Global Independent Refugee Women Leaders (GIRWL), HelpAge, Humanity and Inclusion, International Disability Alliance (IDA), Plan International, Settlement Services International, UNHCR, UNICEF, UN OCHA, United Kingdom, Women Enabled and the Women’s Refugee Commission
Wednesday, 10 June 2020 at 2:30-4:00pm ET Virtual event
This is one of the side-events to be convened during the ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment (HAS), which builds on this year’s HAS theme: “Reinforcing humanitarian assistance in the context of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations: taking action for people-centred solutions, strengthening effectiveness, respecting international humanitarian law and promoting the humanitarian principles.”
Discussion point- Participants will discuss how to accelerate progress for inclusive humanitarian action and ensure meaningful participation by using an intersectional approach. The event will discuss best ways on how to support those most affected and their representative organizations, acknowledging that diverse factors can shape an individual’s experience and contribute to multiple forms of discrimination.
Format The 90-minute moderated dialogue will feature 3-5 min interventions by select panelists on current and future challenges and recommendations. After the panel, the moderator will open the floor for questions to panelists from audience members.
Chair and moderator: Charlotte V. McClain-Nhlapo, Global Disability Advisor, World Bank Group
Opening Remarks H.E. Ambassador Mitch Fifield, Permanent Representative of Australia to the UN
- Mia Farah, Self-Advocate Lebanon
- Foni Joyce Vuni, Co-Founder of Youth Empowerment Mentoring Initiative and Co-chair of UNHCR’s Global Youth Advisory Council
- Rahma Mustafa, Sudan National Union of Persons with Physical Disability
- Kizito Chiwala, Country Director, HelpAge-Mozambique
Concluding remarks from Finland