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News — 20 May, 2016

HOT at the World Humanitarian Summit

From May 22-25, six HOT board members, staff, and volunteers will participate in the first ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. The World Humanitarian Summit is a global call to action by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. It will bring together governments, humanitarian organizations, people affected by humanitarian crises and new partners including the private sector to propose solutions to our most pressing challenges and set an agenda to keep humanitarian action fit for the future. 

If you'll be at the Summit, please connect with our team at one of the below opportunities or follow events on Twitter using #ShareHumanity !

HOT-related activities will include:

1. A commitment in support of the Global Alliance for Urban Crises during the formal launch of the Alliance in a Special Session of the WHS.

2. HOT Supervisor Geoffrey Kateregga and I will co-host a Side Event on May 24th entitled "Urban Fragility, Vulnerability and Resilience: Tools for assessment from Macro to Micro" scale alongside the Global Food Security Cluster, World Food Programme, and UN University.

3. In addition to participating in the main Summit, HOT will also be represented in the Exhibition Fair and Innovation Marketplace with booths and mapping demonstrations.

Look forward to connecting with you in Istanbul.