22 – 24 May 2016 . ICC-Istanbul
The world is at a critical juncture. We are witnessing the highest level of human suffering since the Second World War. Nearly 60 million people, half of them children, have been forced from their homes due to conflict and violence. The human and economic cost of disasters caused by natural hazards is also escalating. In the last two decades, 218 million people each year were affected by disasters; at an annual cost to the global economy that now exceeds $300 billion
The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit, set to take place in Istanbul on 23-24 May 2016, is a global call to action by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. It will bring together governments, humanitarian organizations, people affected by humanitarian crises and new partners including the private sector to propose solutions to our most pressing challenges and set an agenda to keep humanitarian action fit for the future.
When and Where:
To commence 22 May and over the two days of the Summit in the Istanbul Congress Centre, World Humanitarian Summit Exhibition is dedicated to showcasing the work, products, and programmes of governments, organizations, agencies, companies, and other institutions in support of humanitarian action.
Over 5,000 participants are expected, including Heads of State and Government, and leaders from crisis-affected communities, CEOs from the private sector, heads of multilateral organizations, international and national NGOs, youth representatives, civil society, diaspora, civil-military, and academia.
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