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Helping Venezuela Confront a Humanitarian Emergency
29 Jul 2020 -  Helping Venezuela Confront a Humanitarian Emergency amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hosted by the missions of Germany and Dominican Republic to the United Nations.

- Raise awareness about the humanitarian emergency in Venezuela and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the country’s collapsed health system.
- Analyze the impact of the health crisis on women, girls, and other marginalized groups.
- Discuss ways for the international community to provide sufficient humanitarian assistance in full accordance with the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence.
- Discuss the recent agreement reached by the government and opposition to distribute aid through the United Nations/Pan American Health Organization and its implementation.

Agenda & invited panelists:
- Welcoming remarks by H.E. Ambassador Christoph Heusgen, Permanent Representative of Germany to the UN
- Welcoming remarks by H.E. Ambassador José Singer Weisinger, Permanent Representative of the Dominican Republic to the UN

- Dr. Kathleen Page of Johns Hopkins University
- Louis Charbonneau of Human Rights Watch
- Selene Soto of Women’s Link Worldwide