Restoring Humanity, Global Voices Calling for Action: Synthesis of the Consultation Process for the World Humanitarian Summit

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The World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) will be a pivotal moment for governments and affected communities, civil society organizations, multilateral organizations and other partners to reaffirm their commitment to humanitarian action. It is an opportunity to develop new partnerships, and to rally around major changes required to improve the lives of all people affected by crises. Above all, the World Humanitarian Summit must put people at the heart of humanitarian action, and enable them to lead the way to a safer and more humane world.

This report conveys the results of consultations, which inform and provide building blocks for a shared agenda for action for the World Humanitarian Summit and beyond.

Each chapter of the report presents the major outcomes called for by the consultations and the proposals offered on how these could be implemented. Building on these, the Summit secretariat has worked with thematic experts and specialist groups to draw out and develop ideas and proposals, which are presented under the Emerging Proposals in the end of each chapter. These will be discussed at the Global Consultation in Geneva in October 2015. The resulting proposals will then require the commitment and joint efforts of humanitarian stakeholders and partners to bring them forward as concrete commitments, partnerships and initiatives that can be launched at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016.

To learn more about the WHS, visit their webpage.

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