The Special Session for the Global Alliance for Urban Crises will be moderated by Lyse Doucet from the BBC and includes Sean Penn, David Miliband of IRC, Kadir Topbas, the Mayor of Istanbul , Dr. Joan Clos of UN-Habitat, and Alfred Romualdez, the Mayor of Tacloban as speakers. A recording will be available at a later date.   For more information go to: Go to of the Alliance are also organizing 3 side events:

  • Adopting and Systematizing settlement-based approaches in humanitarian responses in urban crisis, co-organised by the IASC RG on Meeting Humanitarian Challenges in Urban Areas and the Global Alliance for Urban Crisis -
  • Perspective from cities in crisis – the role of local actors, co-organised by IMPACT/UCLG/IIED/IRC
  • ‘Urban Fragility, Vulnerability and Resilience: Tools for assessment from Macro to Micro scale’ , co-organized by the Global Food Security Cluster, WFP, Humanitarian Open Street Map Team and the United Nations University