Report of the Secretary General 2011

During the period from 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012, the Emergency Relief
Coordinator allocated $537.9 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund to
implement life-saving activities in 50 countries and territories. Thirteen humanitarian
agencies received funds directly from the Fund to address emergency needs. For only
the second time in its history, the Fund received more than $459 million in
contributions during the reporting period, and it exceeded the $450 million target set
by the General Assembly. Following an independent five-year evaluation, the
secretariat of the Fund developed and has been implementing a management
response plan. The secretariat of the Fund has made significant progress in
implementing the plan, which is based on the recommendations contained in the fiveyear
evaluation, and it will continue focusing on achieving those goals.