Conference on Humanitarian Aid and Forgotten Crises

Friday 8 July 2005


Humanitarian Aid and Forgotten Crises
Room S1, Charlemagne Building – European Commission,
170 Rue de la Loi – B-1049 Brussels
Friday 8 July 2005

08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:45 Keynote Address:
Antonio Cavaco, Director-General of DG Humanitarian Aid (ECHO), European Commission
09:45 – 11:15 Panel Debate:
Moderator: Angelo Simonazzi, Director, Handicap International
•      Role of the Donor in Forgotten Crises: How to ensure that forgotten crises receive adequate attention?; Current challenges and future prospects
Speaker: Simon Horner, Head of Unit, DG Humanitarian Aid (ECHO), European Commission
•       Politics and Humanitarian Aid: Humanitarian aid as a tool of international politics
Speaker: Hilde Austad, Counsellor, Mission of Norway to the EU
•       Humanitarian Organisations in the Field: What is the role of Humanitarian NGOs with regards to humanitarian aid; What is the best way to address people’s needs in forgotten crises?
Speaker: Luis Morago, Head of EU Advocacy Office, Oxfam
•      UNICEF in Partnership with ECHO:  Cooperation between the UN and EU in working to address forgotten crises
Speaker: Peter Delahaye, Director, UN Children’s fund (UNICEF), Brussels Office
•     Media and Public Opinion in relation to Forgotten Crises: Positive role that the media can play; Media bias in certain conflicts; Media as a reflection of/influence on public opinion
Speaker: [Editor or Correspondent covering such issues in the national/international media] (To Be Confirmed)
Question & Answer Session
11:15 – 11:30 Closing Remarks

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