Yearbook of the United Nations, 2009. Part 3, Economic and social questions. Chapter 3, Humanitarian and special economic assistance
In 2009, the United Nations, through the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), continued to mobilize and coordinate humanitarian assistance. During the year, consolidated inter-agency and flash appeals were launched for Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, the Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, El Salvador, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Madagascar, Namibia, the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Pakistan, the Philippines, Somalia, Sri Lanka, the Sudan, Uganda, West Africa, Yemen and Zimbabwe. OCHA received contributions for natural disaster assistance worth $311 million. The Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti continued to develop long-term programmes of support for the country, and former United States President William Clinton was named as the United Nations Special Envoy for Haiti. In other development activities, the General Assembly adopted resolutions in support of the New Partnership for Africa's Development and the rehabilitation and economic development of the Semipalatinsk region of Kazakhstan. Efforts continued to implement the Hyogo Declaration and the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005–2015, the 10-year plan for reducing disaster risks adopted at the World Conference on Disaster Reduction in 2005. The second session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction was convened in June. The General Assembly designated 13 October the International Day for Disaster Reduction. During the year, the Economic and Social Council considered ways to strengthen UN humanitarian assistance coordination by implementing improved humanitarian response at all levels. Implementation of the humanitarian reform agenda advanced with the launch of the cluster approach in 13 additional countries. The Central Emergency Response Fund continued to allow for the rapid provision of assistance to populations affected by sudden-onset disasters and underfunded emergencies.
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Yearbook of the United Nations, 2009. v. 63; Vol. 63
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