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WHS: New charter for persons with disabilities endorsed at UN humanitarian summit

A new charter to significantly improve living conditions of persons with disabilities during emergencies has been endorsed at the United Nations World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey.

WHS: ‘We need to solve humanitarian crises together,’ says UNESCO envoy Forest Whitaker

On the opening day of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, the Special Envoy of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Forest Whitaker, called on individuals, governments and international organizations to act collectively to improve humanitarian action and invest more in development aid.

WHS: New fund launched at UN humanitarian summit to address education in crisis zones

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today announced the launch of a new fund to better coordinate support for and drive investment in education for children and youth affected by humanitarian emergencies and protracted crises.

WHS: UN humanitarian summit to 'shape a different future,' Ban tells thousands at opening ceremony

At the opening of the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in Istanbul today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joined the President of Turkey, relief activists and international celebrities to urge the global community to shape a different future for the world.

WHS: At screening of new Sean Penn film, Ban says movie industry can spotlight humanitarian work

Spotlighting a new film by director Sean Penn, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underlined the importance of the entertainment industry to help raise awareness about the state of humanitarian affairs worldwide.