With the launch of “One Humanity: Shared Responsibility”, the Report of the Secretary-General for the World Humanitarian Summit, the Summit process is entering the final stretch of preparation for Istanbul.

On 18 February 2016, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and PHAP organized an online event to discuss the report and its impact on the future of humanitarian action. This was an opportunity to interact with a panel of NGO representatives on some key questions, such as:

  • Does the report address key concerns raised by NGOs in recent years?
  • Does the report adequately cover the most pressing matters for improving humanitarian action for today and tomorrow?
  • How well does the report include recommendations from the regional consultations and the synthesis report?
  • How well does the "Agenda for Humanity" fulfil your vision of meaningful impact on the lives of affected people?


Anne Héry Anne Héry Director of Advocacy and Institutional Relations, Handicap International Federation
Brooke Lauten Brooke Lauten Humanitarian Policy and Protection Advisor, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Virginie Lefèvre Virginie Lefèvre Program and Partnerships Coordinator, Amel Association International
Ahmad Faizal Perdaus Ahmad Faizal Perdaus President, MERCY Malaysia and Chair of the Board, International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA)
Gareth Price-Jones Gareth Price-Jones Senior Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, CARE International

Event host

Angharad Laing Angharad Laing Executive Director, International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP)


Event recording (YouTube)

Event recording (Adobe Connect - higher quality)

Event recording (downloadable audio podcast)

Event report

Geneva Humanitarian Connector

This event was made possible through the Geneva Humanitarian Connector, an initiative of PHAP supported by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.