World Humanitarian Summit: Introduction to the Europe and Others regional consultation
On 21 November 2014, PHAP hosted the first regional consultation event for the Europe and Others Group. Speakers for the event included Tímea Huber, Head of the Department for International Development of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary and Co-Chair of the Regional Steering Group for Europe and Others; Yulia Gusynina Paroz, Special Advisor to the Director of the Europe Zone, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC); Patricia McIlreavy, Senior Director of Humanitarian Policy of InterAction; Randolph Kent, Discussion Chair of the online discussion forum for the region; and Rob Smith, Head of the Geneva office of the World Humanitarian Summit secretariat.
The World Humanitarian Summit, to take place in Istanbul in May 2016, is the first-ever humanitarian summit of this scale and scope. Its objective is to set a future agenda for humanitarian action to ensure improved responsiveness to the changing humanitarian landscape in terms of greater needs, more diverse actors, new technologies, and political and economic shifts.
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