A Global Common Good

Humanitarian organizations - both inside and outside the UN system - have insufficient funds.

Author: Dieter Reinhardt

This publication analyses the global funding for humanitarian aid, which is insufficient, while existing aid resources are often not employed according to needs. The author explains how geostrategic regional priorities of influential governments affect the UN humanitarian aid system. The publication discusses reform proposals, including a mandatory hu­manitarian budget, similar to the as­sessed contributions of Member States to the UN’s peacekeeping budget. Such an arrangement could lead to greater financial independence for UN humanitarian agencies and it would also establish the prevention of exis­tential humanitarian crises as a global common good.


A global common good

Reinhardt, Dieter

A global common good

Improving financing for UN humanitarian aid
NewYork, 2019

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