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World Humanitarian Summit (WHS)

We will need support with infographics, graphic design, animation, social media, general outreach. We would also love to showcase your members' uses of technology and share best practices. The overall goal is to improve the entire global humanitarian response system. 8-10 consultation meetings will take place in 2014 and culminating in May 2016 in Istanbul.

The World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) was initiated by the UN Secretary General in 2013 to leverage new partnerships, technologies, and ways of working to improve global response to natural and man-made disasters.  There will be about 8-10 consultation meetings around the world as well as an online platform to solicit input beginning in 2014, and will culminate in May 2016 in Istanbul at the first-ever summit of this scale and scope. The WHS is being managed by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

The objective of the Summit and the events leading to it is to set a future agenda and system that is more responsive to the changing humanitarian landscape of: greater needs, more diverse actors, new technologies, political and economic shifts. Four broad themes will be examined throughout the consultations: (1) humanitarian effectiveness; (2) reducing vulnerability and managing risk; (3) transformation through innovation; and (4) serving the needs of people in conflict. We will need support with infographics, graphic design, animation, social media, general outreach. We would also love to showcase your members' uses of technology and share best practices. The overall goal is to improve the entire global humanitarian response system.

Program Location(s): 
Activation Requiested by: 
UN OCHA - World Humanitarian Summit
Program status: 
Activation Request Date: 
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Timeframe: 
Sunday, January 5, 2014 to Monday, May 30, 2016