GNDR at the WHS in Istanbul

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23rd-24th May 2016 | World Humanitarian Summit

On 23 - 24 May 2016 world leaders meet in Istanbul to stand up for our common humanity and take action to prevent and reduce human suffering. GNDR Members and Secretariat will be there as co-organisers of a side-event and presenting the results of the #365disasters campaign! Find in this page live updates on this side event, discussions, as well as blogs and other events from GNDR members.  

It is the first conference of its kind and aims to hold discussions towards reshaping aid and the way we work in humanitarian contexts. The priority discussion areas have been outlined in the Secretary General’s report and include political leadership to prevent and end conflicts, upholding the norms that safeguard humanity, leave no one behind, delivering aid to ending need, and investing in humanity. These emerged after 2 years of consultations with stakeholders around the world, online debates, and consolidation meetings held by UNOCHA amongst others.

The main Summit programme will include High-Level Leaders' Roundtables on priority areas; Special Sessions on specific thematic areas; and a plenary for Member States and other stakeholders to announce action commitments. But there will also be 100 side events on lots of interesting themes.

What will GNDR be doing?

Advocacy Coordinator Lucy Pearson, Programmes Manager Stu Solomon, LAC Development Coordinator Maria Veronica Bastias, and Executive Director Marcus Oxley will be at the WHS, as well as Chair of the Board Farah Kabir. To see the messages we will be pushing, download below GNDR's position paper.

Side Event: GNDR will be co-hosting a side event with UNISDR and Mercy Malaysia on “Implementing the Sendai Framework to reduce the humanitarian burden: ASEAN resilience in practice”. It will be held on the 24th May at 11.00-12.30 in Rumeli Hall 1 in the Lüfti Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Center (LKCC) building. GNDR members will be speaking during the session and sharing their lessons learnt.

Booth: GNDR has a booth where we will be sharing our new strategy but also showcasing the findings of our #365disasters campaign which comes to an end during the WHS. GNDR members are invited to bring their flyers to display at the GNDR booth. Unfortunately due to limited size there will be no room for members' posters.

Email list: We have set up an email list that all GNDR members at the WHS can use so we can share information and updates. Email Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. if you would like to be added to the list and be part of these communications.

We will be tweeting live as well from the WHS using the hashtag #WHS.

Click on the buttons below or use the left hand side menu to follow the key developments as Live Updates on our Storify page, or for a list of members’ activities and blogs.



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