World Humanitarian Summit


As a result of conflict and disaster, more than 130 million people around the world need humanitarian assistance in order to survive.

Today, the scale of human suffering is greater than at any time since the Second World War. This is why, for the first time in the 70-year history of the United Nations, UN Secretory-General Ban Ki-moon convened the World Humanitarian Summit to generate commitments to reduce suffering and deliver better for people around the globe.

The Summit took place in Istanbul on 23-24 May 2016 and convened 9,000 participants from 173 Member States, including 55 Heads of State and Government, hundreds of private sector representatives, and thousands of people from civil society and non-governmental organizations. More>>

In order to clearly outline the changes that are needed to alleviate suffering, reduce risk and lessen vulnerability on a global scale, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon laid out his Agenda for Humanity, a five-point plan where the Secretary-General calls for humanity — people’s safety, dignity and the right to thrive — to be placed at the heart of global decision-making. To achieve this, he calls on global leaders and all humanitarian actors to act on five core responsibilities. More>>


Platform for Action, Commitments and Transformation (PACT)
Download the S-G report [EN - FR - AR - SP - CH - RUS]
Download the WHS Global Consultations final report
Chair Summary - 24 May 2016
World Humanitarian Summit website