Self-reporting on WHS Commitments open on PACT

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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.

The World Humanitarian Summit set off a number of groundbreaking initiatives designed to address and reduce the needs of people in times of humanitarian crises. One of the primary outcomes of the summit is the launch of the online Platform for Action, Commitments and Transformation (PACT) at The PACT will allow to track progress in reaching WHS commitments and promote transparency and accountability.

The PACT is now open – until 17 March 2017 – for the first annual self-report on progress.

This is a critical opportunity to communicate with others and make visible how your country or organization are taking forward commitments made at the Summit, confronting challenges, and working to promote positive change.

PACT is a place to share your experience, triumphs, results, and what you are learning.

Please go to and follow the ten easy steps (available at this link) to report on your progress. For your reference, in this message we are also including Guidance on self-reporting on WHS commitments and the Agenda for Humanity.

For further information on self-reporting in the PACT, contact Kathryn Yarlett (; copied to

Best regards, OCHA ROCCA

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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