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Gov. of Flanders Renews its Commitment to CERF

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For the year 2017, the General Delegation of Flanders to the United States pledged 600.000 euro to the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). The delegation did this during the CERF high-level pledging conference in New York. Annually UN - members and agencies, non-governmental organizations and other possible donors gather in the UN headquarters to pledge their - financial - support to CERF.

Through CERF, Flanders wants to contribute to predictable and rapidly deployable humanitarian assistance. Flanders is one of the few decentralized states in the world which directly donates to CERF. Flanders hopes to be a role model for other regional and local authorities to also work directly with CERF. In its remarks the General Delegation called to CERF to generate sufficient visibility for these efforts so they inspire others.

Established by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 2005 as a global fund ‘by all, for all,’ the Central Emergency Response Fund marked a breakthrough in humanitarian financing. It is a critical enabler of effective, timely and life-saving humanitarian action, helping front-line partners on the ground to kick-start or reinforce emergency activities. Since its inception, the Fund has assisted hundreds of millions of people with $4.6 billion across 98 countries thanks to the generous and consistent support from its donors.