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World Humanitarian Summit

23 May 2016 - 24 May 2016
Istanbul, Turkey

The first World Humanitarian Summit will take place in Istanbul on 23-24 May 2016. It is an initiative of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and managed by UN OCHA.

The goals of the Summit are to re-inspire and reinvigorate global commitment to the universality of humanitarian principles; to initiate concrete actions and commitments aimed at enabling countries and communities to better prepare for and respond to crises, and be more resilient to shocks; and to share innovations and best practices that can help to save lives around the world, put affected people at the center of humanitarian action, and alleviate suffering.

The five key areas to be addressed by a new humanitarian agenda are dignity, safety, resilience, partnerships and finance.

Source: World Humanitarian Summit