Today, the need for humanitarian aid is the largest since the Second world war. Worldwide more than 125 million people whose lives have been destroyed by conflict and natural disasters, are in need of urgent assistance and protection.
UN Secretary-General ban Ki-moon for the first time of the UN history convenes the World Humanitarian Summit. The Summit will take place in Istanbul on 23-24 May 2016. The event should reaffirm the international community's commitment to the principles of humanity, unity and cooperation, without which it is impossible to prevent crises, to find ways out of them and to save people from suffering.
At this Summit, which will be a kind of culmination of three years of negotiations in more than 150 countries, leaders of governments, humanitarian organizations, private sector, academia, as well as those affected by humanitarian crises, will be able to discuss ways of solving the most acute world problems and to develop an agenda for humanitarian activities in the future.
On the eve of the summit, UN Secretary-General presented the "Agenda for humankind" - five key activities.
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