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With the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul in May 2016 and the agreed final report, the international community established – for the first time – a road map for collective action measures and standards regarding humanitarian aid.

Thus the World Humanitarian Summit´s key findings and the related core responsibilities provide a guideline for developing and adapting humanitarian aid strategies that will stand up in the future.

For detailed information please refer to the following document: “Chair’s summary. By the United Nations Secretary-General. Standing up for humanity: committing to actions”

The identified findings and responsibilities , the pledges made by states such as Austria, as well as stakeholders and civil society in support of the “Agenda for Humanity” are of course directly relevant for the humanitarian aid context in Austria.

It becomes important to see where Austria is already well prepared and where there is need for further collective initiatives, reforms and structural changes. The success of Austria’s pledges and efforts will be measured based on the objectives and the implementation of a systematic roadmap to end crises and suffering

The details about the Austrian pledges can be looked up under :

See the draft programme of the Humanitarian Congress Vienna 2017