Global Humanitarian Policy Forum 2022, United Nations OCHA

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, will convene the eleventh annual Global Humanitarian Policy Forum (GHPF), which will be held virtually on 7-8 December.

Last year's GHPF brought more than 2,000 participants from over 80 countries to listen, share and discuss the most pressing issues affecting humanitarian action. This year, in a world of new challenges and priorities, we very much hope you will be able to join us and contribute to this timely discussion.

With a spirit to convene members from across the humanitarian community, the sessions at this year's forum will be co-hosted with key partners, including the United Nations Foundation, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the World Food Programme (WFP). The GHPF will bring together leaders from different backgrounds and sectors to share their perspectives on the current global landscape, marked by severe and intersecting geopolitical, health, and socio-economic challenges with significant opportunities and challenges for humanitarian action.

Since 2012, the GHPF has convened members of the humanitarian community and experts from other fields to anticipate future trends, launch new policy ideas and explore the practical challenges and opportunities of shifting policy to practice in crisis contexts. Over the past eleven years, the GHPF has been at the forefront of shaping the international humanitarian community's policy agenda.

A tentative agenda is included below.

Draft Programme

Wednesday, 7 December, 2022

09:00-10:15 AM EST Interactive Session on Humanitarian Action and the Growing Climate Emergency [In partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the United Nations Foundation]

10:30-11:45 AM EST Interactive Session on Localization and Accountability to Affected People [In partnership with the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA)]

Thursday, 8 December, 2022

09:00-10:00 AM EST High-level Panel on Addressing the Exponential Rise in Humanitarian Needs [In partnership with the United Nations Foundation]

10:15-11:30 AM EST Interactive Session on Gender Equality and Food Insecurity [In partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP)]