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Helsinki Conference on Supporting Syrians and the Region

January 23, 2017 - January 24, 2017

What: Helsinki Conference on Supporting Syrians and the Region

The conference will:

  • Provide an overview on key humanitarian priorities for Syria in 2017, coordinated by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA); and
  • Launch the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan for 2017 and 2018, coordinated by the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

When: A joint press conference will be held on 24 January, from 12:00pm to 12:30 pm, bringing together a representative of the Government of Finland, and three Principals of UN Agencies:

  • High-level representatives of the United Nations scheduled to participate include: Stephen O’Brien.
  • Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, OCHA; Filippo Grandi.
  • High Commissioner for Refugees; Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator.


January 23, 2017
January 24, 2017
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