News Initiatives launched at World Humanitarian Summit
A total of 1,500 commitments were made, including, the Education Cannot Wait fund to help provide quality education to children and youth in crises; a Grand Bargain that will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of investment in emergency response.
The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, hailed the global community's achievements at the first-ever UN World Humanitarian Summit held in Istanbul, Turkey, on May 23-24, 2016.
A total of 1,500 commitments were made, including, the Education Cannot Wait fund to help provide quality education to children and youth in crises; a Grand Bargain that will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of investment in emergency response; the Global Preparedness Partnership to better prepare twenty of the countries that are most at risk of crisis; and the One Billion Coalition for Resilience which aims to mobilize a billion people to build safer and more stable communities worldwide.
The summit brought together 55 Heads of State and Governments, and representatives from 173 countries cutting across the public, private and social sectors, civil society and non-governmental organisations.
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