Welcome to the United Nations

World Humanitarian Summit
Provisional Agenda

Day Zero – Sunday, 22 May 2016
  • Accreditation facility will be open for issuance of badges at the Hilton Convention Center.
  • Opening of the World Humanitarian Summit Exhibition Fair (accessible only to registered participants).
  • Welcome Reception hosted by the Government of Turkey.
Day One – Monday, 23 May 2016
Time to be Confirmed Leaders’ Segment (Heads of State and Government Only)
Morning Session
Photo Op (Heads of State and Government Only)
Opening Ceremony
Opening Plenary
  • Member States and Stakeholders Announcements Plenary
  • High-Level Leaders’ Roundtable 1: Political Leadership to Prevent and End Conflicts
  • High-Level Leaders’ Roundtable 2: Changing People’s Lives - From Delivering Aid to Ending Need
LUNCH
Afternoon Session
  • Member States and Stakeholders Announcements Plenary
  • High-Level Leaders’ Roundtable 3: Leaving No One Behind - A Commitment to Address Forced Displacement
  • High-Level Leaders’ Roundtable 4: Humanitarian Financing – Investing in Humanity
  • Member States and Stakeholders Announcements Plenary
  • Special Session 1: Migrants and Humanitarian Action
  • Special Session 2: People with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action
  • Special Session 3: Religious Engagement: The Contributions of Faith Communities to our Shared Humanity
  • Special Session 4: Education in Emergencies
  • Member States and Stakeholders Announcements Plenary
  • Special Session 5: Regional Organisations Humanitarian Action Network (ROHAN)
  • Special Session 6: Response in Global Health Crises
  • Special Session 7: Global Urban Crisis Alliance
  • Special Session 8: Islamic Social Finance
Evening
Musical Programme
Leaders’ Dinner Hosted by the Government of Turkey
Day Two – Tuesday, 24 May 2016
Morning Session
  • Member States and Stakeholders Announcement Plenary
  • High Level Leaders’ Roundtable 5: Uphold the Norms that Safeguard Humanity
  • High-Level Leaders’ Roundtable 6: Natural Disaster and Climate Change – Managing Risks and Crises Differently
  • Member States and Stakeholders Announcement Plenary
  • High Level Leaders’ Roundtable 7: Women and Girls – Catalyzing Action to Achieve Gender Equality
  • High-Level Leaders’ Roundtable 9: Humanitarian Principles
LUNCH
Afternoon Session
  • Member States and Stakeholders Announcements Plenary
  • Special Session 10: Empowering Youth
  • Special Session 11: Global Alliance for Humanitarian Innovation
  • Special Session 12: People - centered Humanitarian Action
  • Member States and Stakeholders Announcements Plenary
  • Special Session 13: Connecting Businesses
  • Special Session 14: Protecting Journalists and Promoting Independent Reporting in Crisis Situations
  • Special Session 15: Improving Risk and Vulnerability Analysis
Closing Plenary
Closing Ceremony