World Humanitarian Summit: NGO reactions to the Secretary-General's Report

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?

Event recording (Adobe Connect - higher quality)

Event recording (YouTube)

Event recording (downloadable audio podcast)

Event report


Anne Héry
Director of Advocacy and Institutional Relations, Handicap International Federation

Brooke Lauten
Humanitarian Policy and Protection Advisor, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Virginie Lefèvre
Program and Partnerships Coordinator, Amel Association International

Ahmad Faizal Perdaus
President, MERCY Malaysia

Chair of the Board, International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA)

Gareth Price-Jones
Senior Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, CARE International

Event host


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




Geneva Humanitarian Connector

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

February 18th, 2016 3:00 PM   through   4:30 PM

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