Central Emergency Response Fund - voluntary contribution in the amount of 12,5 million Euro for 2011
The Federal Republic of Germany provides 12.5 million euros for the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund
On the occasion of today’s High-Level Conference on the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), the Federal Republic of Germany has announced that it will make available for the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund a voluntary contribution in the amount of 12,5 million euro (about 17 million US dollars) for 2011.
The German Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Miguel Berger, made the following remark at the conference today:
“Germany wishes to congratulate the CERF on another very successful year:
The CERF has become no less than an indispensable element of the international humanitarian response. Germany is proud to be a major supporter and will continue to advocate for the CERF around the globe.”
The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) is a humanitarian fund established by the United Nations in 2005 in order to enable more timely and reliable humanitarian assistance. CERF allows for the pre-positioning of funding for humanitarian action to ensure rapid action in time-critical emergency situations and to strengthen the humanitarian response in in otherwise underfunded crises. Governments as well as private sector organizations such as corporations, individuals and NGOs are called upon to contribute to the Fund. Already more than 120 countries contribute to the Fund.
In total, including today’s pledge, Germany will have contributed more than 80 million US dollars since the inception of the Fund and is currently the Fund’s eighth largest contributor.