Humanitarian Health Action



WHO Briefing to Member States - 24 February 2015

WHO will provide a briefing to Member States on the WHO response to acute emergencies classified as Grade 3. This will include the WHO Humanitarian Response in the Central African Republic, the Republic of Iraq, the Republic of South Sudan and the Syrian Arab Republic and neighbouring countries.

The 3rd World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) is the most important event in the field of emergency and disaster risk management since the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) was agreed in Kobe ten years ago. The 3rd WCDRR will also be the first large-scale multilateral conference for the post-2015 development agenda, and will be a forerunner to the conferences on the Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Climate Change Conventions later this year. An estimated 8000 participants are expected to attend the Inter-governmental and Multi-stakeholder Segments and the Public Forum. Heads of Government, the UN Secretary General and UN Chief Executives, including Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General WHO, will be participating.