UN launches first progress report on the Agenda for Humanity
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New York, 13 December 2017: Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock today launched the first report on progress agains the commitments made at the World Humanitarian Summit, on the occasion of the 2017 Global Humanitarian Policy Forum.
The report is based on the inputs of 142 Member States, local and international humanitarian organizations and other partners including academia and the private sector, who reported against the commitments they made at the Summit.
"Eighteen months since we gathered at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, much has been achieved," said Lowcock in his opening address to the Forum. He highlighted progress made in joining up humanitarian and development activities, increasing finance to fragile areas, using innovative solutions to reduce risk and respond quickly to disasters, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of humanitarian work.
However, the report also highlights that much still remains to be done to deliver on the commitments of the Summit and turn the Agenda for Humanity into action.
Read Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock's full remarks here.