The Irish Government and UCD’s Centre for Humanitarian Action convened the Irish Humanitarian Summit on Thursday 2nd July 2015 at O’Reilly Hall, University College Dublin. It was opened by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins.
This Summit was an opportunity for the Irish humanitarian community to engage in and affirm recommendations to improve humanitarian action on a national level. It also served to inform Ireland’s contribution to the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul in 2016.
The event was the result of an extensive consultative process that engaged the wider Irish humanitarian community over a ten month period. The Summit was attended by senior representatives from non-governmental organisations, higher education and research institutions, private sector companies, diaspora networks, the United Nations and the Government. Documents from the Irish Humanitarian Summit can be accessed here.
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