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International community meets in Geneva to set course for future humanitarian action

10/13/2015. A lengthy consultation process will culminate in a meeting of the international community in Geneva from 14 to 16 October 2015 with the aim of defining the principles of tomorrow’s humanitarian action. The discussions will serve as a basis for the World Humanitarian Summit planned for May 2016 in Istanbul. The need to place the victims of disasters and conflict at the centre of all humanitarian action is a top priority.

The Global Consultation in Geneva will mark the end of an intensive process of regional and thematic consultations conducted across 151 countries in 2014 and 2015. It is particularly significant in the context of the United Nations adopting the new 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

Read the article on the Swiss Confederation website


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