Executive Summary: Planning Document Outlining Preparations for the World Humanitarian Summit

The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit, to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2016, provides a unique opportunity for all stakeholders to come together to define and forge a forward- looking humanitarian agenda for the common good.

Prior to the Summit, consultations will take place both regionally and online with the four major humanitarian constituencies: Member States and regional organizations; humanitarian organizations and experts; key partners from civil society, the private sector and military; and community first-responders and affected people.

A three-year comprehensive planning document has been developed which sets out the objectives and strategy for the summit process, outlines the organizational structure, work plan, as well as an architecture for consultations. It is a ‘living document’ that will continue to be updated as the process unfolds.

Publication date: 
December, 2013