IHC attends UNHCR annual consultations with NGOs in Geneva

DUBAI: The International Humanitarian City, IHC, has discussed areas of cooperation with numerous non-governmental organisations (NGOs) during the annual consultations, organised recently by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) at the International Conference Center, in Geneva.

Under the theme, “Women s Leadership and Participation”, the annual consultations brought together more than 500 delegates and representatives from over 250 organisations worldwide, inviting them to engage with senior level UNHCR representatives on issues of common concern and exchange of expertise.

The meetings also enabled networking among delegates of non-governmental organisations from around the globe in the fields of development, humanitarian aid, health and emergency relief and charitable causes.

During the three-day dialogue, IHC held several meetings with senior representatives from member organisations including UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Care International, the Norwegian Refugee Council and UNHCR, whose largest global stockpile of aid and emergency relief items is stored in its warehouses at IHC in Dubai.

IHC management also discussed areas of cooperation with numerous organisations including the EU Commission, Aga Khan Foundation, Medecins Sans Frontieres, UNITAR, UNRISD, IOM and WHO.