We Discuss Post World Humanitarian Summit Winners and Losers on Newstalk, Global Village

We meet up again with Dil Wickremasinghe of Newstalk’s Global Village to discuss the outcomes of the World Humanitarian Summit. What were the big winners and the big losers?

Pat Gibbons PhD, Director of UCD’s Centre for Humanitarian Action, Dominic MacSorley, CEO Concern Worldwide and Reiseal Ni Cheilleachair, Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Adviser with Trócaire meet up with Dil Wickremasinghe again to discuss the outcomes of the World Humanitarian Summit. As a result of the Summit, Gender is higher on the agenda with a focus on protection for women and girls and the Summit generated huge support for the new Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action. Funding with an emphasis on cash programming came out strong too, but the very urgent issues around displacement and migration didn’t feature enough. The Irish Presence was very strong at the Summit. Delegates listened to an impassioned President Higgins and gave standing ovations to, not just a head of state, but a true humanitarian. President Higgins spoke of the need for emancipation – a very strong word in an Irish context  – the need to change the way we’re doing things.He said ‘For too long empty pledges and fine words have died in our mouths’.