Press release

Vice President Faure at the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit

May 23, 2016

The Vice President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr. Danny Faure,  is representing the Head of State, Mr. James Alix Michel, at the first World Humanitarian Summit being held from 23rd to 24th May 2016, in Istanbul, Turkey.

The aim of the Summit, an initiative which was  conceived by the UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon, in 2012, is to map out a forward-looking humanitarian agenda for the future,  that is more effective and inclusive and which addresses the significant challenges facing a rapidly changing world.

The agenda will focus on five core responsibilities: global leadership to prevent and end conflict; uphold the norms that safeguard humanity; leave no one behind; change people’s lives – from delivering aid to ending need; and invest in humanity.

Consultations at the Summit will provide opportunities for all actors to discuss challenges and emerging trends, identify recommendations and develop a plan of action for the future of humanitarian efforts.

The Vice President’s delegation comprises high level officials from the Ministry of Social Affairs, Community Development and Sports; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Risk and Disaster Management.