GNDR Mave Bastias representing civil society at the Closing Plenary of WHS

People from different nationalities talking sitting at a table, others active in the background of a meeting hall Mave Bastías [left] representing civil society at the Closing Plenary of the WHS 2016 Photo: WHS

María Verónica Bastías, the Latin America & Caribbean Development Coordinator of GNDR was invited by the 1st World Humanitarian Summit organising committee to speak on May 24th at the Closing Plenary of the event in Istanbul, Turkey, in representation of civil society.

Mave Bastías intervention was delivered in Spanish and starts from minute 24' 30''. You can docxdownload her intervention in written form here35.44 KB.

Follow the links below to watch Mave Bastías' address to the Plenary:

You can also stream these videos directly from this webpage.



Mave Bastías: representing civil society at the Closing Plenary session of the WHS Video: Stu Solomon, GNDR

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