It was an absolute pleasure for the International Relief Foundation to be invited to the World Humanitarian Summit, which took place in Istanbul on 23-24 May 2016. It was attended by our chief executive, Hamza Mohammed, and was a great summit, and we are excited about the prospects of future collaboration.
It brought together 9,000 participants representing 180 Member States, including 55 Heads of State and Government, hundreds of civil society and non-governmental organisations, and partners including the private sector and academia.
Together, they generated more than 3,500 commitments to action and launched more than a dozen new partnerships and initiatives to turn the Agenda for Humanity into meaningful change for the world’s most vulnerable people.
Leaders commit to aiding localisation, Peter de Clerq, the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General Resident/Humanitarian Coordination for Somalia, meets with some NGOs from Somalia.