World Humanitarian Summit

Monday, May 23, 2016 to Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The main Summit programme will include High-Level Leaders' Roundtables on priority action areas outlined in the Secretary-General’s Report; Special Sessions on specific thematic areas; and a Summit Announcement Plenary for Member States and other stakeholders to announce action commitments.

World Humanitarian Summit

Meetings Timeline

Past Meetings

Sunday, 22 May 2016 to Monday, 23 May 201610:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Hack4Humanity

“Hack4Humanity”, a 24-hour hackathon dedicated to providing solutions to humanitarian needs of refugees, will bring together some of the world’s best hackers, UN agency experts, technology partners and innovators to create cutting edge solutions in parallel to the Summit. Following the event, open source solutions will be uploaded onto the RefugeesNow solutions website. Existing solutions will be further developed in collaboration with UN Agencies to provide solid samples of innovation for the global community.

Sunday, 22 May 20161:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Exhibition Fair Opening

(ICC) Istanbul Congress Center
Sunday, 22 May 20164:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Opening Press Conference by UN Deputy-Secretary-General and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs

Sunday, 22 May 20165:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Welcome Reception by Government of Turkey

Monday, 23 May 20168:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Leaders’ Segment and Photo

(ICC) Istanbul Congress Center
Closed Meetings

Closed Meeting - Limited to Heads of State/ Government

Monday, 23 May 20168:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Side Events

(LKCC) Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Center

For more information see side events programme

Monday, 23 May 2016 to Tuesday, 24 May 20169:00 AM to 6:30 PM

Exhibition Fair Opening

(ICC) Istanbul Congress Center - Hisar
Monday, 23 May 201610:15 AM to 10:45 AM

Opening Ceremony

(ICC) Istanbul Congress Center
Monday, 23 May 201610:30 AM to 7:45 PM

Exhibition Fair and Innovation Marketplace

(ICC) Istanbul Congress Center
Monday, 23 May 201611:00 AM to 6:30 PM

Member States and other Stakeholders Announcements Plenary

(ICC) Istanbul Congress Center

Harbiye Auditorium (ICC)

Monday, 23 May 201611:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Political Leadership to Prevent and End Conflicts

(ICC) Istanbul Congress Center
Monday, 23 May 201611:30 AM to 1:30 PM

High-Level Leaders' Roundtables

(ICC) Istanbul Congress Center
Monday, 23 May 20161:45 PM to 4:00 PM

High-Level Leaders' Roundtables

(ICC) Istanbul Congress Center
Monday, 23 May 20165:30 PM to 6:15 PM

Special Sessions

(ICC) Istanbul Congress Center
Monday, 23 May 20166:45 PM to 7:45 PM

Concert: West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

(LKCC) Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Center

Good afternoon,

Welcome to the first day of the World Humanitarian Summit! We hope your day is filled with inspiring discussions, positive connections and wonderful experiences.

In the evening, we would like to welcome everyone to enjoy the classical sounds of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.

The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra will perform at the LKCC auditorium.  Doors open at 6:00 pm. Please note that ticketed participants are to enter first and then available space will be open to everyone on a first-come-first-served basis.

The opening remarks will be made by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and he will be introduced by the Under-Secretary-General of OCHA, Stephen O’Brien.

The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra will perform two pieces during the programme:

 

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Symphony No. 40 in G Minor (KV 550);
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Symphony No. 5 in C Minor (Op. 67).

 

The Orchestra was recently designated as the United Nations Global Advocate for Cultural Understanding. It was started in 1999 by Maestro Daniel Barenboim, a United Nations Messenger of Peace, and the late Edward Said.

In February 2016 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated, “The work of the Orchestra is testimony to the power of music to break down barriers and to build bridges between communities. I am delighted that the Orchestra has committed to help us in our work towards creating a more peaceful, inclusive and united world.”

Please arrive early to ensure you have obtain a seat. We anticipate a full house.

 

Monday, 23 May 20168:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Gala Dinner hosted by the President of Turkey

By invitation only
Tuesday, 24 May 20168:00 AM to 6:15 PM

Side Events

(LKCC) Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Center

For more information see side events programme

Tuesday, 24 May 20169:00 AM to 6:15 PM

Member States and other Stakeholders Announcements Plenary

(ICC) Istanbul Congress Center

Harbiye Auditorium (ICC)

Uskudar 1+2 (ICC)

Tuesday, 24 May 20169:00 AM to 6:15 PM

Exhibition Fair and Innovation Marketplace

(ICC) Istanbul Congress Center
Tuesday, 24 May 20169:00 AM to 11:00 AM

High-Level Leaders' Roundtables

(ICC) Istanbul Congress Center
Tuesday, 24 May 201611:30 AM to 1:30 PM

High-Level Leaders' Roundtables

(ICC Istanbul Congress Center
Tuesday, 24 May 201611:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Special Sessions

(ICC) Istanbul Congress Center
Tuesday, 24 May 20162:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Special Sessions

(ICC) Istanbul Congress Center
Tuesday, 24 May 20164:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Special Sessions

(ICC) Istanbul Congress Center
Tuesday, 24 May 20165:45 PM to 6:30 PM

Press Conference by UN Secretary-General

Tuesday, 24 May 20166:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Closing Plenary

(ICC) Istanbul Congress Center

Harbiye Auditorium (ICC)

Tuesday, 24 May 20167:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Closing Ceremony

(ICC) Istanbul Congress Center

Harbiye Auditorium (ICC)