"Launch of the 2021 UN Global Humanitarian Overview." CSIS Commission on Strengthening America's Health Security, Center for Strategic and International Studies, December 01, 2020. Accessed December 21, 2023.

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The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted the Washington D.C. launch of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) 2021 report. This event was co-sponsored by the CSIS Humanitarian Agenda and the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security, and featured a panel discussion that addressed the most pressing challenges facing humanitarian action, as well as key themes covered in the GHO report—the world’s most authoritative overview of the current state and future trends in humanitarian settings.

Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, provided opening remarks, following an introduction from Jacob Kurtzer, Interim Director and Senior Fellow at the CSIS Humanitarian Agenda. J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, moderated a panel discussion with Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF, Trey Hicks, Assistant to the Administrator of USAID’s Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance, and Fatouma Zara Laouan, Gender in Emergencies Specialist. Thereafter, J. Stephen Morrison engaged U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen and U.S. Congressman Ami Bera in a discussion of how to sustain bipartisan, U.S. global leadership in humanitarian settings.

This event was made possible through general support to CSIS.