World Humanitarian Summit: Implications for the Asia-Pacific

Cecilia Jacob, Jonatan Lassa, Giuseppe Timperio, Gajanan Bhanudas, Robert de Souza, Daniel Adriaens, Ian Figgins, Jessica H.S. Ear, Deon V. Canyon, Mely Caballero-Anthony, Alistair D.B. Cook

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Abstract

    The World Humanitarian Summit 2016 called for more comprehensive humanitarian reform. Importantly, the third core responsibility identified in the outcome document is to “honour our commitment to leave no one behind which requires reaching everyone in situations of conflict, disaster, vulnerability and risk”. This suggests that the execution of a universal humanitarian imperative should not discriminate against any type of hazard, disaster or crisis. Humanitarian action has often been trapped in reactive humanitarianism – a form of systematic humanitarian action and intervention that is often made ex-post disasters. The global commitment for a more proactive humanitarianism is best represented by the successful endorsement of the Sendai Framework for Action (SFA) 2015 where countries were again pushed to invest in disaster risk reduction (DRR).
    Original languageEnglish
    Commissioning bodyS. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assista
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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