FEEDBACK – Making humanitarian action inclusive of persons with disabilities at the forthcoming World Humanitarian Summit | February 23, 2016

Handicap International shared its recommendations for inclusive humanitarian action at a briefing on the World Humanitarian Summit’s Special Session on disability. Handicap International active to ensure the World Humanitarian Summit takes into account the most vulnerable In May 2016, NGOs, States, donors, humanitarian agencies and other international stakeholder will meet in Istanbul for the World […]

Handicap International shared its recommendations for inclusive humanitarian action at a briefing on the World Humanitarian Summit’s Special Session on disability.

Handicap International active to ensure the World Humanitarian Summit takes into account the most vulnerable

In May 2016, NGOs, States, donors, humanitarian agencies and other international stakeholder will meet in Istanbul for the World Humanitarian Summit. The event, steered by OCHA, is the culmination of a lengthy and extensive consultations process that has started in 2014. Handicap International has been very active in the process to ensure that the final outcome encompasses concrete measures to better include persons with disabilities within the humanitarian response and policies. Namely, our organization, along with other international actors, has called for and succeeded to secure a Special Session on inclusive humanitarian action at the forthcoming Summit.

Full room at briefing on WHS at UNGeneva for JPDelomier's speechRecommendations for the Special Session on inclusive humanitarian action

On the 23rd of February, Australia and Finland’s Permanent Missions to the United Nations in Geneva invited multiple stakeholders to attend a briefing on the Special Session “Making humanitarian action inclusive of persons with disabilities”. Among the participants were Permanent and Observers representatives to the United Nations, International organisations. Handicap International has been invited to participate in the panel and give its own view of the opportunities and commitments on which the Special Session should focus. You will find below the main messages addressed to the attendees by Jean-Pierre Delomier, Director of Humanitarian Action Division, Handicap International, namely asking all stakeholders:

  • to join the special session on disability.
  • to reaffirm their commitment for improving the way they will make their own humanitarian action more inclusive of persons with disabilities.
  • to commit to provide support for the development and implementation of international standards and guidelines on disability.

 

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