World Humanitarian Summit
The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit, taking place in Istanbul on 23-24 May 2016, is a global call to action by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
World leaders are meeting to discuss how to effectively respond to major humanitarian challenges, and how to be better prepared to meet challenges of the future.
The Summit has three main goals:
- To re-inspire and reinvigorate a commitment to humanity and to the universality of humanitarian principles.
- To initiate a set of concrete actions and commitments aimed at enabling countries and communities to better prepare for and respond to crises, and be resilient to shocks.
- To share best practices which can help save lives around the world, put affected people at the center of humanitarian action, and alleviate suffering.
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