Migration and humanitarian affairs discussed in one-off evidence session
15 January 2018
The EU External Affairs Sub-Committee holds a one-off evidence session with former Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief, Sir Stephen O'Brien.
Thursday 18 January 2018, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster
- Sir Stephen O'Brien, former Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Co-ordinator, United Nations (UN).
- What are the principal challenges facing the Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the global response to humanitarian disasters?
- What is the likelihood of the UN's global compact for migration being adopted in 2018? How significant a contribution would this be to tackling global migration issues, and is it likely to include any binding commitments?
- Is enough funding being made available to multilateral organisations to provide more humanitarian aid to conflict zones - for example Syria and its neighbours - to address the migration crisis?
- Will Brexit have an impact on the UK's global role in the development of migration policy and humanitarian response to crises, and if so, how?
- What are the most pressing challenges to be addressed in the Sahel region by the UK and the EU?
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