The Summit is a call for global leaders to commit to action and end global human suffering, as the worldwitnesses the highest level of humanitarian needs since the Second WorldWar. At the conference government, business and civil society leaders willidentify the actions needed to address major humanitarian challenges thatinclude displacement, the rising impact of natural disasters and climatechange, and the perennial gap between the scale of needs and the resourcesavailable to meet them. The Summit is to produce policy, financial andoperational commitments, and the partnerships needed to implement them in orderto save lives and alleviate suffering in times of crisis.
"We can close the gap between the world that is and that world that should be.
It is in our power, and there is no better time than now."
- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
The aims of the Summit are:
- to reaffirm our shared commitment to humanity and the universality of humanitarian principles;
- generate greater global leadership and political will to end conflict, alleviate suffering and reduce risk;
- and agree on a set of concrete actions and commitments to able us to better prepare for and respond to crises.
Five core responsibilities that the whole international community must shoulder: