The Rise and Fall of the International Humanitarian System

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Open seminar

fredag 30. mai 2008, kl. 11:00

Sal: Amalie Skram

Arrangør: Utenriksdepartementet

Inngang: Gratis

Is a principled humanitarian system still more effective in addressing the assistance to, and protection of, people in need? Or are 9/11, Afghanistan and now Burma proof of the contrary?

According to one of the leading research institutions on humanitarian affairs, the Humanitarian Enterprise is increasingly caught between political and security agendas and the coping strategies of a rising number of people in need. How far should the international system uphold humanitarian principles and values, and to what extent is more pragmatism called for?

Introduction by:
Prof. Peter Walker, Feinstein International Center, Boston

Comments by:
Secretary-General Elisabeth Rasmusson, Norwegian Refugee Council
Colonel Bjørn Tore Solberg, Ministry of Defense
Adviser Arne Jan Flølo, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Moderator:
Director General Geir O. Pedersen, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Registration: refleks@mfa.no