Bold Actions for a Shared Humanity
What is the World Humanitarian Summit?
The world is at a critical juncture. We are witnessing the highest level of human suffering since the Second World War. This is why, for the first time in the 70-year history of the United Nations, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has convened the World Humanitarian Summit.
On 23 - 24 May 2016, world leaders will meet in Istanbul to stand up for our common humanity and take action to prevent and reduce human suffering.
The world will come together to make commitments and announce bold actions in support of the five core responsibilities of the Agenda for Humanity:
1. Prevent and end conflict
2. Respect the rules of war
3. Leave no one behind
4. Working differently to end need
5. Invest in Humanity
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Additional footage was provided by UNICEF and UNHCR