UN Secretary-General to host CERF event at UN General Assembly
Ivo Brandau

UN Secretary-General to host CERF event at UN General Assembly

Claudia Hargarten

CERF will hold its first United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) side-event On Wednesday 26 September 2018, at the 73rd session of the UNGA.

The event will highlight CERF’s unique role in response to drought and famine related emergencies and showcase the fund’s effectiveness, efficiency and results. The session will also advance discussions around improved early action allocations from CERF.

The event will be webcast live at 13:00 via http://webtv.un.org/

UN Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres, will open the event and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, will moderate a panel of distinguished guests:

  • H.E. Mr. Heiko Maas, Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany
  • H.E. Mr. Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed, Mauritania Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
  • H.E. Mr. Ahmed Isse Awad, Somalia Minister of Foreign Affairs of Somalia
  • H.E. Ms. Margot Wallström, Sweden Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden
  • H.E. Mr. Issa Doubragne, Chad Minister of Economy, Planning, and Development
  • H.E. Mr. Nikolai Astrup, Norway Minister of International Development
  • H.E. Mrs. Reem Ebrahim Al-Hashimy, United Arab Emirates Minister of State

Date and Venue

26 September, 13:00 - 14:30

Conference Room 1, UN Headquarters, New York


Ms. Mafalda Marchioro

(+1) 929 317 0351; mafalda.marchioro@un.org

Mr. Mads Frandsen

(+1) 212 967 2817; frandsen@un.org