23/05/2016 Istanbul the First World Humanitarian Summit

The World Humanitarian Summit is an initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General. The first global summit on humanitarian action of this size and scope, it will be held in Istanbul on 23 – 24 May 2016. The goal of this summit is to bring the global community together to commit to new ways of working together to save lives and reduce hardship around the globe.

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has tasked the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to manage the WHS. OCHA has worked closely with partners and key stakeholders, including governments, NGOs, UN agencies, the Red Cross / Red Crescent movement, civil society organizations, community groups, businesses, academic institutions and others on the preparations, and will continue to do so in the lead-up to the summit and beyond.

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