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.