Welcome to the United Nations

World Humanitarian Summit

On 23 - 24 May 2016 world leaders from government, civil society and business met in Istanbul to stand up for our common humanity and take action to prevent and reduce human suffering.


The Summit

Key Speeches

Summit Programme

Videos on Demand

Member States and Stakeholders Statements

High-level Leaders Roundtables

Special Sessions

Press Conferences

Other events/features

Photo Gallery

Leaders' Segment

Leaders' Family Photo

Announcement Plenary

High Level Leaders' Roundtables

Seven High-Level Leaders’ Roundtables provided high-profile opportunities for Heads of State and Government and high-level representatives from other stakeholders to make commitments and announce bold actions in support of the five core responsibilities of the Agenda for Humanity.

Special Sessions

Fifteen Special Sessions provided a platform for Member States and other stakeholders to launch strategic initiatives underlying the five core responsibilities.

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 creative performances.

Side Events

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