[23], On a political level, the summit received mixed reviews. Instead, in at least 37 countries globally, there is a pattern of attacks on education by state security forces and non-state armed groups. Sweden – the 5th largest bilateral humanitarian donor in the world is an engaged humanitarian actor. The summit convened 9000 participants from 173 countries, including 55 heads of state and government, hundreds of private sector representatives, and thousands of people from civil society and nongovernmental organizations. It brought together some 9,000 participants representing 180 Member States, over 700 local and international NGOs, the private sector and other stakeholders. The United Nations also commits to intensify monitoring, investigating and reporting human rights violations and abuses, as well as violations of international humanitarian law, with particular attention to the plight of women and children. They also need resilient infrastructure and services that ensures their means of survival throughout the conflict. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. As the UN agency mandated to protect freedom of expression and with an active role in promoting journalists' safety worldwide, UNESCO brings In Their Press Vests to the World Humanitarian Summit Expo in Istanbul to advocate for journalists’ safety during crisis situations.. GCPEA Senior Researcher Dr. Marika Tsolakis briefs the UN Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict: Attacks against…, Gunmen stormed a private school in Cameroon’s Anglophone South-West region on October 24, 2020, killing 7 children and injuring at least 13 others. The objective of the summit is … Armenia, Moldova, Bosnia and Herzegovina and North Macedonia are the most affected relative to their population size. It brought together 9,000 participants representing 180 Member States, including 55 Heads of State and Government, hundreds of civil society and non-governmental organizations, and partners including the private sector and academia. In addition, more than 20 initiatives were either launched or strengthened, aimed at improving the lives of people affected by humanitarian crises. Regional Highlights Supporting a variety of distinct humanitarian actors, © International Committee of the Red Cross, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: emergency appeal, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Statement by Martin Schüepp, ICRC Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, Día de los Muertos and COVID-19 in Latin America: Honouring the dead during a pandemic, Guidelines on protection of natural environment in armed conflict, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: ICRC strongly condemns latest surge in violence as civilian casualties mount. It generated global momentum and political determination to move forward on the former UN Secretary-General’s Agenda for Humanity and its five core responsibilities, in order to deliver better for people across the globe. Children need to be protected at school and to continue learning during armed conflict. [5], First announced in January 2012,[6] the World Humanitarian Summit built on several years of preparation, including consultations with more than 23,000 people in 153 countries. The World Humanitarian Summit was one step toward our joint endeavor to reduce human suffering. Share best practices which help save lives around the world, placing affected people at the centre of humanitarian action and alleviating suffering. All Rights Reserved. This statement, drafted by the CoM Subcommittee on Follow-up to the NY Declaration in consultation with the CoM Executive Committee, was contributed to the session on “drivers of migration” held in New York on 22-23 May 2017. We will regularly remind parties of these principles. Putting Words into ACTion: Concrete Policies and Practices for the Implementation of a Civil Society Vision for the Global Compact This is why the former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convened the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit to generate commitments to reduce suffering and deliver better for people caught in humanitarian crises, and to demonstrate support for a new Agenda for Humanity. General meeting: 12:00-1:30pm. In order to achieve this, we commit to leading and contributing to the progressive human-rights based development of international, regional and national refugee law and more effective implementation of legal standards in practice. We no longer have any hope that the WHS will address the weaknesses in humanitarian action and emergency response, particularly in conflict areas or epidemic situations. The PACT reflects commitments received in writing. There is not one humanitarian system but a lively ecosystem of distinct humanitarian actors. [38], At the Global Consultation meeting in Geneva, Kenya-based Adeso and other humanitarian organizations called for a shift of power and funding from international organizations to those working on the ground. Their primary objective was to ensure an outcome to the Summit that would empower and protect migrants, refugees, and mixed populations on the move, especially those most vulnerable to violence  in transit, such as women and children. Online submissions were also accepted between May 2014 and July 2015. Attacks on education occur in many countries affected by armed conflict, insecurity, and weak systems of human rights protections or political pluralism. 9 for UNFPA Eastern Europe and Central Asia. With the PACT archived, is it still possible to edit/delete/add commitments? All countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, except Turkmenistan, have officially reported COVID-19 cases. This 1-page introduction to the Global Compact for Migration, available in English, Spanish, and French, includes essential features of the GCM‘s purpose, development process, significance, political commitments, and implementation plan.