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World Humanitarian Summit Report Launch


09.02.2016 – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will launch his report for the World Humanitarian Summit in New York today.

The report presents the Secretary General’s vision for the Summit, which is the first of its kind and will convene in Istanbul, Turkey from 23-24 of May, 2016.

In the report, Ban Ki-moon presents his “Agenda for Humanity” and outlines five core responsibilities of world leaders: 

1) Global leadership to prevent and end conflict

2) Uphold norms that safeguard humanity (especially to protect civilians in conflict zones)

3) Leave no one behind; empower all women, men, girls, boys to be agents of a positive transformation.

4) Change people’s lives - from delivering aid to ending need

5) Invest in humanity – invest in local capacities and close the global humanitarian funding gap

Did you know?

•              80 % of humanitarian needs are driven by conflict

•              90% of people killed or injured by the use of explosive weapons in populated areas are civilians

•              0.4% of official development assistance was spent on disaster preparedness in 2014

Drawing on 2015’s key achievements such as the Global Climate Change deal and the Sustainable Development Goals, the Secretary General is convening the summit in order to “turn promises into action for this generation, and uphold people’s safety, dignity and the right to thrive.” 


One Humanity. Shared Responsibility.

The World Humanitarian Summit will address the challenges facing humanity (as highlighted in the numbers below) and will bring together representatives of Government, local communities, private sector, international organisations and aid providers to establish a unified sense of purpose and commitment towards ending crises and suffering that continues to affect so many.

The elusiveness of peace and stability across the world coupled with a declining commitment to international humanitarian norms have proved the need for the summit, which is an essential opportunity to reaffirm global leaders’ commitment to humanity and presents leaders a chance to build on the commitments made in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Meeting the greatest challenges of our time

In 2015:

·         125 million people in  need of humanitarian assistance

·         60 million people forced from their homes

·         37 countries affected

·         $20 billion needed

The report’s launch arrives a few days after a successful #SupportSyria London conference which raised over $10billion in a single day.

Watch the Secretary General launch the report live at 5PM CET. Click here.

Reach out and support the World Humanitarian Summit on social media with #ShareHumanity


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· World Humanitarian Summit

· Sustainable Development Goals 

· Paris Climate Agreement 

· Synthesis WHS Report 

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