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4th French National Humanitarian Conference

Since 2011, the National Humanitarian Conference has provided an opportunity to discuss France’s humanitarian engagement and to highlight the importance of its partnerships with field actors. This year, four main themes will be explored in separate round tables: International Humanitarian Law, humanitarian funding, the humanitarian-development nexus, and aid localisation. Groupe URD will be moderating the round table on funding, having helped to prepare this topic, and in connection with the study we are carrying out on the subject for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The 4th edition of the French National Humanitarian Conference, which will be held on 22 March 2018 in Paris, will be of particular importance as it will see the formal endorsement of France’s new Humanitarian Strategy. France will be committed to this new strategy for four years in a context where crises are growing in number and intensity, and also in light of the commitments made by the international community at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul in May 2016 and in connection with the Grand Bargain.

Four main themes will be explored in separate round tables:

  • International Humanitarian Law, challenges and perspectives
  • Humanitarian funding: reform, innovation, accountability
  • The humanitarian-development nexus: emergency relief and long-term strategy
  • Local actors-international actors: towards a shared vision

This event will be opened by Jean-Yves Le Drian, the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs.

NB: This is a provisional programme and may be modified or added to between now and 22 March.

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Programme CNH 4, 22 mars 2018