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UN Correspondent Society & Diplomatic Review  and  UNNGO PeaceeverTV Edit reports according to the press release from the email Public Information/Press Officer, Media Relations Section:The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs will convene the annual Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) High-Level Pledging Event on 8 December. The event will highlight CERF’s achievements for 2020, pledging announcements towards the fund in 2021, and invite discussion on how to collectively increase CERF’s level of funding towards the US$1 billion target endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2016.
 
The High-Level Event will be opened by UN Secretary-General António Guterres and will bring together senior representatives from UN Member States and Observers, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, foundations and the private sector.
 
Since it was established in 2005, the fund has provided close to $7 billion for life-saving humanitarian action that has helped hundreds of millions of people across more than 100 countries and territories. This would not have been possible without generous and consistent donor support.
 
 
  Virtual meeting will be  progress on Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. EST  
 
Event will be web cast at http://webtv.un.org/