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World Humanitarian Summit held at Istanbul

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon inaugurated the first world humanitarian summit

Purpose: World leaders to be committed to improving the humanitarian responses to crises
Venue: Istanbul

Features of the Summit:

  • World leaders to align themselves with the five core responsibilities
  • Preventing and ending conflicts
  • Respecting the rules of war

Five Core Responsibilities

The United Nations Secretary-General has called for humanity—people’s safety, dignity and World Humanitarian Summitthe right to thrive—to be placed at the heart of global decision-makin

  • Prevent and End Conflict
  • Respect Rules of War
  • Leave no one behind
  • Working differently to end need
  • Invest in Humanity

New fund “Education Cannot Wait” to be launched at UN World Humanitarian Summit

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced the launch of a new fund’Education Cannot Wait’ fund at the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS)

Venue: Istanbul, Turkey

Purpose: To better coordinate support for and drive investment in education for children and youth affected by humanitarian emergencies and protracted crises


About 13.6 million children and youth living in crisis situations – such as conflict, natural disasters and disease outbreaks, with quality education over the next five years.

Funding Target: $3.85 billion over five years


Explained how education systems are being destroyed by violent armed conflict, natural disasters and health emergencies, robbing children of the skills they need to build safe, strong communities and economies when they reach adulthood.

Organised by: Sarah Brown, the Executive Chair of the Global Business Coalition for Education and President of the children’s charity


United Nations program provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.

  • Headquarters: New York City, New York, United States
  • CEO: Anthony Lake