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Summit Programme

MONDAY 23 MAY

  • Leaders’ Segment

  • Opening Ceremony

  • HIGH-LEVEL LEADERS’ ROUNDTABLES

    Political Leadership to Prevent and End Conflicts Changing People’s Lives - From Delivering Aid to Ending Need Leaving No One Behind - A Commitment to Address Forced Displacement Humanitarian Financing - Investing in Humanity

  • SPECIAL SESSIONS

    Religious Engagement: The Contributions of Faith Communities to our Shared Humanity | Migrants and Humanitarian Action | Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities into Humanitarian Action | Education in Emergencies and Protracted Crises | Islamic Social Finance | Global Health | Regional Action for Global Challenges | Global Alliance for Urban Crises

  • MEMBER STATES AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS ANNOUNCEMENTS PLENARY

  • Side Events

  • Exhibition Fair and Innovation Marketplace

  • West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

TUESDAY 24 MAY

  • HIGH-LEVEL LEADERS’ ROUNDTABLES

    Uphold the Norms that Safeguard Humanity Natural Disasters and Climate Change - Managing Risks and Crises Differently Women and Girls - Catalyzing Action to Achieve Gender Equality

  • SPECIAL SESSIONS

    Humanitarian Principles | Protecting Journalists and Promoting Independent Reporting in Crisis Situations | Global Alliance for Humanitarian Innovation Transforming Humanitarian Action with and for Young People | People at the Centre Connecting Business | Risk and Vulnerability Analysis

  • MEMBER STATES AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS ANNOUNCEMENTS PLENARY

  • Side Events

  • Exhibition Fair and Innovation Marketplace

  • Closing plenary

  • Closing ceremony

  • MAIN PROGRAMME

    The main Summit programme included High-Level Leaders' Roundtables on priority action areas outlined in the Secretary-General’s Report; Special Sessions on specific thematic areas; and a Summit Announcement Plenary for Member States and other stakeholders to announce action commitments.

  • SIDE EVENTS

    Alongside the main programme, a number of side events were organized by different stakeholders in the form of briefings, seminars, workshops and panel discussions. The full programme is available below.

  • EXHIBITION FAIR

    The World Humanitarian Summit Exhibition Fair showcased the work, products, and programmes of governments, organizations, agencies, companies, and other institutions in support of humanitarian action.

  • INNOVATION MARKETPLACE

    The Innovation Marketplace showcased the practical applications of innovations, new or improved products, tools, services and processes that contribute to effective humanitarian action, with a special emphasis will be placed on small-scale innovations with high-impact from under-represented communities.

  • Special Events

    A series of special events took place during the World Humanitarian Summit. These events included the launch of the Grand Bargain, the #Hack4Humanity, and other interactive and creative aspects.

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