Report of the Secretary General 2009

The present report covers activities from 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010. Within
this period, the Emergency Relief Coordinator allocated $448.3 million from the
Central Emergency Response Fund to implement life-saving activities in
52 countries and territories. Funding was provided to 15 humanitarian agencies,
many of which carried out their programmes in conjunction with non-governmental
partners. The Central Emergency Response Fund has continued to provide a rapid
and reliable source of funding, with the flexibility to respond to a diverse and
challenging range of humanitarian emergencies; and to demonstrate its added value
as a versatile emergency response tool sustained by the resolve of an increasing
number of Member States, even in the most difficult of financial contexts.
Governance and performance and accountability mechanisms have been strengthened
further during the reporting period.