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Joint Launch Event: Implementing the Agenda for Humanity – How much has been achieved and how do we know? - 2018 Global Humanitarian Policy Forum.
13 Dec 2018 -  This joint launch event presents findings from two new publications, OCHA's Agenda for Humanity Annual Synthesis Report 2018 and ALNAP's Making it Count: A feasibility study on collective indicators to monitor progress in the Agenda for Humanity.
OCHA's Agenda for Humanity Annual Synthesis Report, now in its second iteration, presents cross-cutting analysis from stakeholders' self-reports, and seeks to identify progress and challenges on the implementation of the Agenda for Humanity. The ALNAP study considers the feasibility of using collective indicators similar to monitoring processes in other parts of the 2030 Agenda, in order to track progress against the five Core Responsibilities of the Agenda For Humanity. Following introductory remarks that outline the reports' findings, the launch will include a panel discussion on broader questions: what progress has been achieved on the Agenda for Humanity? Could humanitarians have a collective monitoring framework akin to that of the Sustainable Development Goals? Would such a framework be desirable? How could such a framework help increase accountability of stakeholders?

--- OCHA’s seventh annual Global Humanitarian Policy Forum (GHPF) will take place under the theme of “Solutions for Humanity: Creating opportunities for those furthest behind.”
This year’s forum will focus on global trends and challenges and provide an opportunity to collectively discuss how to provide concrete solutions to some of them.
The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting the needs of people caught up in humanitarian crises – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters. Around one in every 60 people around the world is caught up in a crisis and urgently needs humanitarian assistance and protection. More and more people are being displaced by conflict, while the respect for International Humanitarian Law is severely reduced. The number of forcibly displaced people rose from 59.5 million in 2014 to 68.5 million by the end of 2017. Food Insecurity is rising. In 2017, an estimated 124 million people faced crisis-level food insecurity or worse, up from 108 million in 2016. Humanitarian crises affect more people, for longer, with the average humanitarian appeal lasting seven years in 2017 compared to four years in 2005. Large protracted crises continue to command the majority of our resources and work.