International Stakeholders Must Act On Commitments Made At World Humanitarian Summit
The Guardian: Ban Ki-moon: ‘We must work in new ways to help people in crisis’
Ban Ki-moon, secretary general of the U.N.
“…Despite their precarious conditions, there is a severe lack of funding to assist [people who need humanitarian aid] — raising basic questions about global solidarity in a world of great wealth. … The international community as a whole must do more. My Agenda for Humanity, drawn up in advance of the [World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul], outlined five areas for collective action: preventing and ending conflict; respect for the rules of war; leaving no one behind; working differently to end needs; and investing in humanity. The summit recorded nearly 3,000 individual and collective commitments in support of these five core areas, including many from countries affected by crisis. … And the summit won significant commitments to bridge the gap between humanitarian and development work; to create a new way of working together to reduce needs, manage risks, and aim at common goals over longer timeframes. … Now we must turn these commitments into action…” (6/14).