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World Humanitarian Summit: European consultation starts today in Budapest

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EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, is today addressing some 250 members of the humanitarian community gathered at the European consultation leading to the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS).

This regional conference, taking place in Hungary on 3-4 February, brings together stakeholders from 54 different countries and marks a major milestone in the two-year process, which will culminate with the global summit in Istanbul, Turkey in May 2016.

The World Humanitarian Summit process is a rare opportunity to bring all stakeholders together – donors, relief organisations, private sector, aid beneficiaries and more – with a view to jointly reshape the global humanitarian system for the years to come.

High-level participants, besides the EU Commissioner, include: UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief, Valerie Amos; Director-General International Organization for Migration (IOM), Ambassador William Lacy Swing; Secretary-General International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Elhadj As Sy.

The event in Budapest brings together humanitarians from Europe, as well as countries like Australia and the Unites States of America.

You can follow the conference live on the WHS website.

Join the discussion on how to #ReShapeAid on Twitter and submit your questions to the panel on the right.

Read more about the Summit's four main themes on ECHO's page on the World Humanitarian Summit.

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Publication date
03/02/2015