On 23 – 24 May 2016 world leaders from government, civil society and business met in Istanbul to stand up for our common humanity and take action to prevent and reduce human suffering.


Many priority themes had emerged from the Summit and with recommendations for advancing the initiatives launched and commitments made at the Summit and, more broadly, in the Agenda for Humanity.

The Humanitarian Forum was invited by the Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, MrStephen O’Brien, to NGO Pre-Summit Welcome and Briefing, which was to welcome all to the Summit.