2022 Global Humanitarian Policy Forum
Global Crises, Local Solutions; Reducing Needs and Vulnerability Sustainably
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, convened the eleventh annual Global Humanitarian Policy Forum (GHPF), which was held virtually on 7-8 December. With a spirit to convene members from across the humanitarian community, the sessions at the forum were 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 forum brought together more than 6,000 participants from over 145 countries 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.
The agenda and recordings from each session are available below:
Wednesday, 7 December, 2022
09:00-10:15 AM EST
Interactive Session: Adapting Humanitarian Action to the Growing Climate Emergency
[In partnership with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the United Nations Foundation]
10:30-11:45 AM EST
Interactive Session: As Local As Possible, As International As Necessary: What Does Success Look Like?
[In partnership with the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA)]
Thursday, 8 December, 2022
09:00-10:00 AM EST
High-level Panel: Drowning While Running: Addressing the Exponential Rise in Humanitarian Needs
[In partnership with the United Nations Foundation]
10:15-11:30 AM EST
Interactive Session: Addressing the Disproportionate Impact of the Global Food Security Crisis on Women and Girls
[In partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP)]