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  • World Humanitarian Summit

    An initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the Summit was held in Istanbul, Turkey, on 23-24 May 2016 and had three main goals:  

    • To re-inspire and reinvigorate a commitment to humanity and to the universality of humanitarian principles;
    • To initiate a set of concrete actions and commitments to countries and communities to better prepare for and respond to crises, and be resilient to shocks; and
    • To share best practices which can help save lives around the world, put affected people at the centre of humanitarian action, and alleviate suffering.  
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