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.