World Humanitarian Summit

 CHS Alliance is calling on stakeholders attending the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in Istanbul, 23-24 May 2016 to adopt, use and monitor the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) as proposed in the official invitation to the People at the Centre Special Session of the summit.

 CHS Alliance and its members are taking part in a number of panels and events at the first-ever such summit, which takes place under the theme of “One Humanity: Shared Responsibility”.

Get involved

  • Make a commitment - Support CHS Alliance and our members by committing to the CHS. We will share more information on this once the WHS secretariat has defined how stakeholders can express their commitments.
  • Join the discussion - CHS Alliance, together with the Sphere Project and Groupe URD, will hold a WHS side event hosted by the Swiss and Danish governments entitled, “Quality and Accountability: It is not enough to do the things right, the right things have to be done”. If you are attending the WHS, please join us at this event.  
  • Sign up for our newsletter We will have regular updates on our involvement in the WHS in our upcoming newsletters. You can subscribe via the "stay informed" link at the top of this page.

Statements to the World Humanitarian Summit from CHS Alliance

A statement was submitted to the World Humanitarian Summit on 9 October 2015, in advance of the final global consultation on the World Humanitarian Summit in Geneva. Read the full statement here

The Alliance has also put forward a WHS submission Caring for Staff Matters as duty of care and staff wellbeing must be key priorities to reshape aid and achieve greater humanitarian effectiveness. Read the full submission here.