The World Humanitarian Summit officially starts on May 23, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey.
During their opening speech of the summit, UN Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon has stated that there are about 60 million people displaced every year and 125 million people in need of humanitarian assistance across the globe, Turkish President Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has expressed to show all the necessary support to 3 million Syrian and Iraqi refugees hosted in Turkey, and called on other states to take actions on humanitarian affairs.
World leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Kuwaiti Emir al-Jaber al-Sabah, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili, South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addressed on the first day of the summit and expressed to increase their efforts to tackle the world’s humanitarian crisis.
The World Humanitarian Summit, organized by the UN, the first of its’ kind, is attended by the representatives from 125 UN’s member states, will mainly focus on the following 5 cores: 1) raising political leadership to prevent and end conflicts; 2) upholding the norms that safeguard humanity; 3) leaving no one behind; 4) changing people’s lives – from delivering aid to ending the need; and 5) investing in humanity.
H.E. Mr. Badamdorj Batkhishig, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to Turkey, attended the summit and exchanged views with the officials.