Preparatory work for the World Humanitarian Summit
Groupe URD is an active member of the group of experts who are providing support to the team preparing the Summit, and we will be present in Berlin on 8-11 September for the last face to face meeting to contribute to the production of the Secretary General’s report which will be presented at the Summit.
Groupe URD has been involved for over a year in the preparations for the World Humanitarian Summit, which is due to take place in 2016. We have been taking part in the meetings of this working group since November 2014 (meetings in Lausanne, Bohn and New York), and have been involved in certain regional activities, such as the preparatory regional consultation in Africa and the consultation in Europe. Our involvement is focused on several issues, such as humanitarian aid in urban contexts, the disaster management cycle and resilience, and the debate about aid effectiveness, where we have promoted the concept of quality.