AUSTRALIA NEEDS INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE

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If you believe that our intention to use the last resource we have to save millions of animals, millions of hectares of nature and dozens of human lives is stupid, do not read further.

Our intention this time is to ask the UN (Human Rights Organization) and OCHA (The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) enforcing in its Magna Carta.

We also ask all organizations that work alongside the United Nations and have not yet done so, to ACT IMMEDIATELY. These reference organizations are:

  1. FAO: sustainable forest management, fire management and community participation;
  2. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA): coordination of international responses to forest fire emergencies;
  3. the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP): environmental impact assessment of forest fires, early warning and monitoring;
  4. The World Health Organization (WHO): protection of human health from adverse effects of vegetation fires and smoke pollution;
  5. World Meteorological Organization (WMO): early warning of critical fire-prone weather conditions

Deliver Humanitarian Aid

“One of the purposes of the United Nations, as stated in its Charter, is to achieve international co-operation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character."  

“The UN first did this in the aftermath of the Second World War on the devastated continent of Europe, which it helped to rebuild.  The Organization is now relied upon by the international community to coordinate humanitarian relief operations due to natural and man-made disasters in areas beyond the relief capacity of national authorities alone.”

OCHA and the UN system

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) of the UN Secretariat is responsible for coordinating responses to emergencies.  It does this through the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, whose members include the UN system entities most responsible for providing emergency relief.  A coordinated, system-wide approach to humanitarian relief is essential in providing assistance quickly and efficiently to those in need.”

“The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), managed by OCHA, is one of the fastest and most effective ways to support rapid humanitarian response for people affected by natural disasters and armed conflict. CERF receives voluntary contributions year-round to provide immediate funding for life-saving humanitarian action anywhere in the world.”

Además, existen varios convenios mundiales que tienen por mandato proteger la función de la cubierta vegetal y el ecosistema, es decir, Convetion on Biological Diversity (CBD). United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (CMNUCC).

Johann Georg Goldammer - Head of Operations GFMC

GFMC provides support to nations and international bodies to develop fire management policies and implementation strategies. The GFMC is serving as an advisory body to the UN system through the coordination of the UNISDR Wildland Fire Advisory Group, including its Fire Aviation Working Group, and the UNISDR Global Wildland Fire Network. The GFMC is also offering liaison capabilities for providing assistance for rapid assessment and decision support in response to wildland fire emergencies under cooperative agreements with the Joint Environment Unit of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). GFMC has contributed to develop regional dialogues and cooperation in the regions of the Council of Europe, the Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe (OSCE), the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) or the Central American Commission for Development (CCAD). Since 2014 the GFMC is serving as secretariat of the International Wildfire Preparedness Mechanism (IWPM).

Autralia belongs to these agreements, the prime minister must ask for international help NOW!