Local governments are at the forefront of humanitarian crises
Participants to the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul (Turkey) made it clear that local actors are key in addressing humanitarian crises. They also recognized the need to ensure people affected by crises are not only informed, but put at the centre of the decision-making processes.
PLATFORMA brings the voice of decentralised cooperation to the World Humanitarian Summit
The first World Humanitarian Summit just kicked off today in Istanbul (Turkey) with high expectations. The Summit was opened by United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, who called on the different actors to work more closely together to meet the rising humanitarian needs.
Local authorities should be involved in evaluating humanitarian programmes
The Council conclusions on forced displacement and development are positive but the role of local and regional governments must be strengthened, stress PLATFORMA at the eve of the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS).