Davos 2016 – Press Conference: IFRC – Launching the One Billion Challenge

World Economic Forum

Published on Jan 22, 2016


By 2025, at least one billion people around the world will have taken active steps towards strengthening their

This is the vision for the One Billion Coalition – a world where all people are safer, healthier and more prosperous,
even in the face of adversity. A Coalition of Coalitions that provides individuals and communities worldwide with the
commitment, resources and confidence to understand their risks and take action to reduce their vulnerability.

The One Billion Coalition is based on the belief that, given the right support, vulnerable groups everywhere will work together and care for their own and for others. The idea is to build a wider supportive network of committed volunteers and organizations, governments, businesses, civil society groups and others.

Ertharin Cousin **, Executive Director, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Rome; Global Agenda Council on Food & Nutrition Security
Zia Khan *, Vice-President, Initiatives and Strategy, Rockefeller Foundation, USA; Global Agenda Council on Social Innovation
Anthony Lake **, Executive Director, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), New York
Cecilia Reyes Leuzinger **, Chief Risk Officer and Regional Chairman, Asia-Pacific, Zurich Insurance Group, Switzerland
Elhadj As Sy **, Secretary-General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Geneva; Global Agenda Council on Humanitarian Response

Georg Schmitt **, Lead, Corporate Affairs and Foundations, World Economic Forum

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