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During the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), UN Member States, Civil Society Organizations, private sector and media gathered on the topic of Transforming Humanitarian Action with and for Young People, and called to align strategies, approaches and programmatic responses to reach all young people and empower young women and men, and adolescent girls and boys to be agents of positive transformation.
With this message we would like to brief you on important developments post-World Humanitarian Summit and call for your action to continue the momentum.
The World Humanitarian Summit regional consultation for North and South-East Asia was held in Tokyo, Japan on 23 and 24 July 2014. It was co-hosted by the Government of Japan, Government of Indonesia and UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
SYNTHÈSE DES PRINCIPALES CONSTATATIONS
Les engagements issus du Sommet mondial sur l'action humanitaire témoignent du large soutien que recueille le Programme d'action pour l'humanité et ses cinq responsabilités fondamentales. Leur nombre − NOuP QR 3 140 engagements individuels et conjoints à ce jour – est, à lui seul, un signe clair de la volonté de toutes les parties prenantes d'améliorer le sort des millions de personnes qui risquent d'être laissées pour compte en raison de conflits ou de catastrophes.
This document contains the priorities and recommendations of youth who participated in the consultation process leading up to and including the WHS Global Youth Consultation (GYC) in Doha, Qatar, that took place on 1-2 September 2015. This document is the product of months of work, preparation, outreach, consultation, analysis and evaluation which have culminated in the GYC and is based on previous UN MGCY papers on WHS, particularly the July 2015 World Humanitarian Summit Position Paper and the Thematic Position Papers developed for the same process.
OCHA’s Private Sector Section (PSS) and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency hosted a business consultation on 10 June 2015 in The Hague, Netherlands. 72 representatives from the private sector (multi-national and national), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and civil society attended the consultation. The consultation focused on identifying issues, providing recommendations and making commitments from the perspective of the Dutch business community in emergency preparedness and response.
The Government of Luxembourg and the Emergency Telecommunication Cluster (ETC), led by the World Food Programme (WFP), hosted a World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) Business Consultation focused on the satellite industry on 9-10 June 2015 at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs in Luxembourg.
(New York, 22 September 2016): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on global leaders, civil society and international organizations to take forward major changes to address the growing human consequences of humanitarian crises, and reduce humanitarian need, risk and vulnerability in the years to come.
Summary of Key Findings
The commitments generated through the World Humanitarian Summit indicate broad-based support for the Agenda for Humanity and its five core responsibilities. The sheer volume - more than 3,140 individual and joint commitments collected to date - is a clear indication of a desire of all stakeholders involved in the Summit to achieve better outcomes for the millions of people who are at risk of being left behind due to conflicts and disasters.
We live in a world where conflicts, natural disasters and disease are driving ever greater numbers of people to seek desperate remedies for their hunger, safety and survival. The world has never been so wealthy and yet on the frontline of humanitarian action, where courageous work is taking place daily, the lack of available resources to save lives is a constantly growing risk. This massive, deepening deficit requires an ambitious, global and collective response.
New Youth Compact to reshape humanitarian work signed at the World Humanitarian Summit
The first World Humanitarian Summit convened by UN Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon and hosted by the Government of Turkey, which took place on 23-24 May 2016 in Istanbul, saw a strong emphasis on the urgent need to address the needs and safeguard the rights of young people and engage them in humanitarian response efforts.
(Istanbul, 24 May 2016) - At the World Humanitarian Summit, leaders from governments, United Nations, inter-governmental, regional and non-governmental organizations confirmed that achieving Zero Hunger and malnutrition in all its forms by 2030 is possible.
Consulta a personas afectadas por con ictos y desastres naturales en Colombia. Llevada a cabo por Plan Internacional Alemania y Fundación Plan en Colombia.
Septiembre – Diciembre 2015
Con la colaboración del Ministerio Federal de Relaciones Exteriores de Alemania
Alcance del documento
A consultation with persons affected by conflict and natural disasters in Colombia led by Plan International Germany and Fundación Plan in Colombia
September – December 2015
with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office
Scope of the document
This document aims to give a voice to affected persons regarding the topics of the WHS and to present the ideas put forward in the various consultations conducted in Colombia.
World Humanitarian Summit,
Round Tables, Special Sessions & Closing (AM & PM)
Participants Stress Collective Moral Obligation to End Suffering
Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the High-Level Round Table on Natural Disasters and Climate Change at the World Humanitarian Summit, in Istanbul today:
Natural disasters are having a major impact around the world. Over the past two decades, an average of 218 million people every year have been affected by natural disasters, leading to an economic impact of some $250 to 300 billion per year.
23-24 May 2016
More than 30 humanitarian partners – governments, non-governmental organizations, UN agencies and the private sector—signed the Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action at the World Humanitarian Summit. This unprecedented commitment aims to guarantee that the humanitarian system addresses the priorities and participation of young people.
More than 60 partners made commitments to the compact, which has five key actions for accountability:
There was a strong call from the World Humanitarian Summit consultations to mark a major shift in humanitarian action by truly empowering affected people as the driving force of any humanitarian response. In community consultations conducted in five countries by WHS, more than two thirds of people said they felt they had little to no influence over the aid they had received.1 If humanitarian responses are to be relevant, timely, effective and efficient, then affected people must be at the centre of decisions affecting delivery.