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.