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The UN Secretary-General will convene the first-ever global humanitarian summit of this scale in Istanbul in 2016. The goal of this summit is to find new ways to tackle humanitarian needs in our fast-changing world.

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17 Nov 2017 description

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.

20 Jan 2017 description
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Guidance on self-reporting on WHS commitments and the Agenda for Humanity.

Dear Colleagues,

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.

01 Dec 2016 description
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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).

29 Nov 2016 description


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.

07 Oct 2016 description

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.