Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health in Climate-Induced Humanitarian Settings

The third panel of the Every Woman Every Child Everywhere series.

When: Wednesday 22 February 2017, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Where: Conference Room 11, UN Headquarters, Floor 1B

The panel – hosted by the Permanent Missions of the United Arab Emirates and Norway to the United Nations, in partnership with Every Woman Every Child – aims to integrate implementation discussions across the climate and health nexus, and identify the steps to ensure that women, children, and adolescents are at their hearts.  The panel will consider three climate-linked drivers of humanitarian settings, with disproportionate health impacts on women, adolescents, and children:  harsher and erratic weather, as well as coastal change; the spread of disease; and food insecurity – political instability – migration.  It will also examine humanitarian and development organizations’ management structures and budget allocations to better manage the nexus.


10:00 am – Opening Remarks

  • H.E. Mrs. Lana Nusseibeh, PR of the United Arab Emirates to the UN
  • H.E. Mr. Geir O. Pedersen, PR of Norway to the UN

10:15 am – Short News Clips

10:20 am – Panel Discussion

  • Moderated by HRH Princess Sarah Zeid, Co-Chair, Every Woman Every Child Everywhere
  • Amb. Eva Åkerman-Börje, Senior Advisor, IOM Office to the UN in New York
  • Dr. Nata Menabde, Executive Director, WHO Office at the UN in New York
  • Ms. Carla Mucavi, Director, FAO Liaison Office
  • Ms. Erin Coughlan de Perez, Manager – Climate Science Team, Red Crescent Red Cross Climate Centre

11:40 am – Closing Remarks

  • H.E. Mr. Masud Bin Momen, PR of Bangladesh to the UN

11:45 am – Question & Answer Session

Conference Room 11, UNHQ