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Il governo finlandese e l'ONU hanno indetto una conferenza sulle possibili risposte alla crisi siriana

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Government of Finland and UN convene Conference to save lives, strengthen protection and build resilience in response to the Syria Crisis

19 gen - The Government of Finland will bring together key humanitarian and development stakeholders on 23 and 24 January in Helsinki to discuss the response to the protracted crisis in Syria and neighbouring countries, now into its sixth year.

The Helsinki Conference on Supporting Syrians and the Region will gather senior representatives of Governments in the region; UN agencies; international financial institutions; donors; representatives of international and national non-governmental organizations; and the private sector. The conference will focus on key humanitarian priorities inside Syria, where over 13.5 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance; strengthening protection for the more than 4.8 million refugees from Syria now in neighboring countries; and building resilience inside Syria as well as for the more than 4.4 million vulnerable people in neighbouring countries.

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 Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP). 

High-level representatives of Finland scheduled to participate include: HE Juha Sipilä, Prime Minister; HE Kai Mykkänen, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development; and HE Timo Soini, Minister for Foreign Affairs.
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.

Media wishing to cover the Helsinki Conference must receive accreditation in advance. Please see http://www.helsinki2017.org/media-registration . Registration closes on 18 January, 2017.
What: Helsinki Conference on Supporting Syrians and the Region When: A joint press conference will be held on 24 January, from 12:00pm to 12:30 pm, bringing together HE Kai Mykkänen, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development of the Government of Finland, and three Principals of UN Agencies: Stephen O’Brien, OCHA; Filippo Grandi, UNHCR; and Helen Clark, UNDP.
Three additional components will be open to media. Details, timing and access to be confirmed.

- Nordic Innovation Day, 23 January – solution-oriented workshop bringing together UN Agencies and Nordic NGOs as well as the private sector. Media are welcome to opening session only.

- Side Events – 23 and 24 January – timing TBD -- including roundtables and the launch of reports related to resilience programming and lessons learnt in post-conflict processes that could apply to future reconstruction efforts in Syria as the conflict evolves. Also an event organized by Finnish civil society organisations on supporting bottom-up community resilience in Syria. - Plenary Session, Overview of Key Humanitarian Priorities for 2017 in Syria, and launch of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) 2017-2018 – 24 January, 9 am to 2 pm. Welcoming remarks by Prime Minister of Finland, opening remarks by Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Finland, presentation of United Nations by heads of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Where: The venue for the Plenary Session, High Level Panels and press conference is Säätytalo (House of the Estates), Snellmaninkatu 9-11, Helsinki, Finland. Side Events and the Nordic Innovation Day will take place at the Marina Congress Center, Katajanokanlaituri 6, Helsinki.

The Helsinki Conference builds on the Supporting Syrians and the Region Conference, held in London in February 2016; the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul in May 2016; and the UN High-Level Meeting on Displacement and Migration at the United Nations General Assembly in September of the same year.

Media wishing to schedule interviews with key participants may contact:

Finland:
Media Arrangements: Content and Communications Specialist Mari Lankinen, Questo indirizzo e-mail è protetto dallo spam bot. Abilita Javascript per vederlo. , +358 40 7431887 For the CSO Side Event: Minna Saarnivaara, Questo indirizzo e-mail è protetto dallo spam bot. Abilita Javascript per vederlo. , +358-50-5178396 Minister Mykkänen’s advisor: Mr. Pasi Rajala, tel. +358 400 464 393 Minister Soini’s advisor: Ms. Riikka Taivassalo, tel. +358 46 923 4581 Desk Officer for Syria: Mr. Jussi Nummelin, tel. +358 295 351 768 Desk Officer for Humanitarian Aid for Syria: Ms. Noora Rikalainen, tel. +358 295 351 310

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:
In Amman: David Swanson: Questo indirizzo e-mail è protetto dallo spam bot. Abilita Javascript per vederlo. ; +962-791-417-882 In Geneva: Jens Laerke: Questo indirizzo e-mail è protetto dallo spam bot. Abilita Javascript per vederlo. ; + 41 (0)79 472 9750 In New York: Russell Geekie: Questo indirizzo e-mail è protetto dallo spam bot. Abilita Javascript per vederlo. ; +1 917 331 0393
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees:
In Geneva: Matthew Saltmarsh: Questo indirizzo e-mail è protetto dallo spam bot. Abilita Javascript per vederlo. ; +41 79 217 3140 In Amman: Scott Craig: Questo indirizzo e-mail è protetto dallo spam bot. Abilita Javascript per vederlo. ; +962 7 9276 0640
United Nations Development Programme:
In Finland: Anja Karppinen: Questo indirizzo e-mail è protetto dallo spam bot. Abilita Javascript per vederlo. ; +358 4457 50 368 In Oslo: Trygve Olfarnes: Questo indirizzo e-mail è protetto dallo spam bot. Abilita Javascript per vederlo. ; +47 9415 6028 In New York: Theodore Murphy: Questo indirizzo e-mail è protetto dallo spam bot. Abilita Javascript per vederlo. ; +1-718-915-2097 In Amman: Noeman AlSayyad: Questo indirizzo e-mail è protetto dallo spam bot. Abilita Javascript per vederlo. ; +962 79 567 2901

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