The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit is a call to action by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to ..Read More
reduce human loss and suffering from crises. The Summit will take place in Istanbul on 23-24 May 2016.
The challenges and demands of the 21st century are global issues that require global solutions. The World Humanitarian Summit will set an agenda for change to make humanitarian action fit for the great challenges we face now and in the future.
Secretary-General's remarks to Member States briefing on the World Humanitarian Summit - 20 April 2015
In the lead up to the summit, a series of Regional Consultations will bring together individuals and groups, giving them a chance to identify humanitarian challenges and promote solutions.
In each region, individuals and organizations will have the chance to contribute their ideas in the discussion forums on this website, and in numerous events in each region.
Online consultation: 5 May - 13 June 2014
Event location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 19–20 June 2014
Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Republic of), Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo.