World Humanitarian Summit Global Synthesis Report 2015
World Humanitarian Summit Global Synthesis Report
United Nations 2015
Restoring Humanity, Global Voices Calling For
Synthesis of the Consultation Process for the
World Humanitarian Summit
Humanitarian action has never reached so many people in so many
places. Around the world, humanitarian actors are doing extraordinary work to
save lives and protect people in the time of their greatest need.
the humanitarian system is under strain. The generous funding provided by
donors cannot keep pace with growing needs. Many of the crises lack political
solutions. Protracted conflict, insecurity and displacement are the new
normal. In addition, global trends such as climate change, urbanization,
economic inequality, food insecurity and resource scarcity are increasing
people’s vulnerability. As the scale and cost of meeting humanitarian needs is
increasingly overwhelming our capacity to respond, we need to take decisive,
collective action now.
In calling for the World Humanitarian Summit, the
Secretary-General asked that the search for solutions be based on and informed
by the experience of all relevant stakeholders, including people affected by
crisis and those serving their needs. Over the past two years, a worldwide
consultation process took place to gather the views of affected people,
governments, civil society, humanitarian organizations, the private sector and
other partners. The results are now presented in this Synthesis Report.
Synthesis Report captures the thousands of conversations and submissions, providing
a “ground truthing” to the emerging recommendations. The emerging action areas
and proposals will be discussed at the Global Consultation this October in
Geneva, which will be a pivotal moment for stakeholders to rally around the
major changes that are needed to ensure that the Summit delivers solutions for
the millions of people affected by crises and disasters.
celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, we are reminded of our
collective commitment, enshrined in its Charter, to save future generations
from the scourge of war, to reaffirm the dignity of the human person, and to
cooperate to address humanitarian challenges. The Summit is a
once-in-a-generation opportunity to re-inspire and reignite our common
humanity; and to enact an agenda for progress to save lives, prevent and
alleviate suffering, protect our fellow women and men, and enable human dignity
for all people who are affected by natural disasters and conflicts.