World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul, May 2016

Transparency International Norge deltok på WHS som medarrangør for sideevent om «åpen finansiering» og som utstiller på NOREPS sin felles stand. WHS ble en god arena for å fremme arbeidet mot korrupsjon i humanitær bistand.

børge brende på NOREPS
Besøk av utenriksminister Børge Brende på NOREPS stand. Gro Skaaren-Fystro til venstre, sammen med Anne Signe Hørstad.

WHS side event «Transparent fianancing and integrity measures for effective and accountable humanitarian action»,

The side event was co-organizeed by eight organizations, including OCHA, International Aid Transparency Initiative, and Transparency International

The objective was to look at how the humanitarian community can acheive increased financial transparency, and how improved transparency might improve operational effectiveness, accountability and integrity. The approach was to share experiences by different stakeholders on how transparent measures can improve humanitarian action – including through publication of data to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) Standard. The aim was to consolidate political will and ensuring commitment and concrete actions and agreements on the part of representative organisations to improve the transparency, integrity and accountability of humantitarian financing. The challenge of data quality and accessability as well as publication and dissemination of data information with a view to show how funds are ultimeately used.

NOREPS stand
There was a total of 10 exhibitors at the NOREPS pavillion including eight suppliers and two organizatons. The exhibition hall included a large number of both humanitarian actors, enterprises and suppliers.

Innovation and new technology is essential with a view to responding more effectively to crises. Proactive cooperation between the private sector and humanitarian organizations contribute to making it happen. By participating at the exhibition TI Norway was able to advocate and raise awareness for transparency and business integrity vis a vis the private sector as suppliers in addition to the organizations that is the main target group for the newly developed training materials on preventing corruption in humanitarian aid.The exhibition was well visited by the participants at WHS.

 

What happened at the first World Humanitarian Summit?
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What happened at the first World Humanitarian Summit?

After 2 years of worldwide consultations, gathering the voices and input of 23,00 people in 153 countries, 9000 participants came together in Istanbul from 23 – 24 May 2016 for the first World Humanitarian Summit to chart the future course of humanitarian action.

In total, the Summit brought together 173 United Nations Member States, 55 Heads of State and Governments, some 350 private sector representatives, and over2000 people from civil society and non-governmental organizations.

Enjoy our round-up of the highlights of the Summit:

Standing up for humanity: committing to action

At the World Humanitarian Summit some 1,500 commitments were made, including:

A full report, listing all commitments made at the Summit will be presented at the UN ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment at the end of June.

UN Secretary-General’s Summary

Hailing the global community’s achievements at the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for commitments made to be taken forward for transformative change from the top down and from the ground up.

Read the summary here: bitly.com/whs_chairsummary

Videos from the World Humanitarian Summit

Re-live the powerful opening ceremony, hear voices from the Summit and watch the moving story behind the conference bags: bit.ly/whs_youtube

Watch the recordings of the High-level Leaders’ Roundtables and Special Sessions: bit.ly/whs_webtv

Photos from the World Humanitarian Summit

See and download photos from the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, High-Level Leaders’ Roundtables, Special Sessions and behind the scenes in the WHS Flickr page: bit.ly/whs_flickr

Press & Media Highlights

On the WHS website you can also find Press Releases, Key Speeches andStatements.

Art for Humanity – Instagram Series

In the lead up to the Summit, we asked artists from around the globe to create and donate a piece of art, symbolizing the “Agenda for Humanity”, the Secretary-General’s vision for the future of humanitarian action. Their art is a reflection and plea to stand up for our common humanity.

See all artworks: bit.ly/art4humanity
Watch CNN’s coverage of the series: bit.ly/whs_cnn

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