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European Commission adopts its position ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit 2016

EU News 237/2015

Brussels, 2 September 2015

The European Commission has adopted its position paper for the World Humanitarian Summit 2016 calling for "A global partnership towards effective humanitarian action".

Today the European Commission has adopted a Communication 'Towards the World Humanitarian Summit: A global partnership for principled and effective humanitarian action'. The Communication sets out the EU's strategic vision for reshaping humanitarian action ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016.

The underlying message is to build and reinforce global partnerships to advance towards the common objectives of saving lives, preventing and alleviating suffering and maintaining human dignity.


The European Commission recommends seven action areas under two overall priorities:

Priority I (Principled humanitarian action): 1. Reaffirming humanitarian values, 2. Ensuring access to assistance, 3. Putting protection at the heart of response.

Priority II (Effective humanitarian action): 4. Consensus on the basics of humanitarian effectiveness, 5. Subsidiarity and solidarity, 6. Efficient and sufficient funding, 7. Partnership with the development community.

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File Photo: Christos Stylianides Date: 10/07/2015 Reference: P-028796/00-14 Location: New York - UN (C)EU, 2015 URL