Climate & Development

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IIEA24th August 20206min

On 20 July 2020, Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, gave an address to the IIEA. This briefing summarises many of the concerns that the UNDP has in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential for an economic recession. It also outlines how the UNDP is working with countries around the world to develop strategic responses to the impacts of the pandemic.

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IIEA17th June 20206min

On 3 June 2020, Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), gave an address to the IIEA. This briefing summarises how the ICRC has adapted its ongoing work to become more relevant to the response and prevention of this pandemic. It also looks at how COVID-19 has shaped the work of humanitarian organisations.

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IIEA2nd June 20205min

On 18 May 2020, Antonio Vitorino, Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), gave an address to the IIEA. This briefing summarises the key points of his address and provides an overview of the major areas of concern of the IOM in relation to COVID-19, the economic implications of the virus and how some governments are dealing with the crisis.

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Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
IIEA11th July 20191min

In his address to the IIEA, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, shares his personal perspective on the dynamics of forced displacement and the global response to refugees. He discusses the implications of the new Global Compact on Refugees and look ahead to the first ever Global Refugee Forum, to be held in Geneva in December.

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Susanna Moorehead, Chair of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC), Ida McDonnell, OECD Team Lead on the Development Cooperation Report
IIEA27th June 20191min

Ms Moorehead and Ms McDonnell discuss the international community’s commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for everyone and to leaving no one behind. They reflect on the implications of the Leave No One Behind report for Ireland’s policy for international development, A Better World, and its priority of reaching the furthest behind first.

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Lawrence Haddad Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) & 2018 World Food Prize Laureate
IIEA3rd May 20191min

In his address to the IIEA, Dr Lawrence Haddan argues that in order to address the key drivers of malnutrition, collaboration between the public and private sectors is essential. Dr Haddad suggests the most effective ways to seize opportunities and minimise risks.