World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) 23-24 May, UN Women

The Issue Disasters kill more women than men, and hit women’s livelihoods hardest. According to UN reports, 60 per cent of all maternal deaths take place in humanitarian settings and all forms of gender-based violence against women and girls spike during disasters and conflict. Experience and research show that when women are included in humanitarian action, the entire community benefits. Despite this, women and girls are often excluded from decision-making processes that shape the … [Read more...]

World Humanitarian Summit, July 28-31 *Regional Livestream

The World Humanitarian Summit was initiated by the UN Secretary General to improve global humanitarian action, and will culminate in Istanbul in 2016. There will be 10 consultation meetings around the world as well as an online platform to solicit input beginning in May 2014, and will culminate in May 2016 in Istanbul at the first-ever humanitarian summit of this scale and scope. The WHS is being managed by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Participants of … [Read more...]

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