Vision and Objectives

To sustain the spirit of collaboration demonstrated at the World Humanitarian Summit and to ensure continued progress in the advancement of the Agenda for Humanity, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for the creation of the online Platform for Action, Commitments and Transformation (PACT). PACT is a dynamic advocacy tool for all stakeholders in their efforts to advance the Agenda for Humanity and the commitments made at the Summit and to foster new commitments and partnerships.

The platform displays alignments with core commitments, individual and joint commitments, as well as some of the initiatives launched during the World Humanitarian Summit process. Users are able to search for commitments by core responsibilities, commitment types (policy, operational or financial), stakeholders, regions and keywords. Users will also have the possibility to learn more about the initiatives, partnerships and alliances launched during the World Humanitarian Summit process. The platform's features will be expanded and updated over time to sustain the spirit of dynamic collaboration and ensure continued progress in the advancement of the Agenda for Humanity.

Supporting this will require a shared hub that serves as the centerpiece for collaboration, promotion of the Agenda for Humanity, sharing of good practices,and other dynamic forms of engagement. For this reason, I call for the establishment of an Online Platform for Action, Commitments and Transformation (PACT).

 

Commitments to Action

Two types of commitments were gathered before and during the Summit. Participants were invited to align themselves with 32 core commitments, derived from stakeholder consultations and anchored in the Agenda for Humanity. They were also invited to make additional individual or joint commitments to help achieve the Agenda for Humanity.

FAQ

Platform for Action, Commitments and Transformation

  • What is PACT?

    PACT stands for Platform for Action, Commitments and Transformation. The platform was created after the World Humanitarian Summit, as a hub for the commitments made and initiatives launched at the Summit in support of the Agenda for Humanity. PACT is a dynamic advocacy tool for all stakeholders in their efforts to advance the Agenda for Humanity and the commitments made at the Summit and to foster new commitments and partnerships.

  • Why PACT?

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has tasked the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) to create the online Platform for Action, Commitments and Transformation (PACT). PACT will serve as a dynamic advocacy tool for all stakeholders in their efforts to advance the Agenda for Humanity and the commitments made at the Summit and to foster new commitments and partnerships. To achieve this the PACT will:
    o showcase and explore the commitments and initiatives made during the World Humanitarian Summit process
    o empower stakeholders to make new commitments in support of the Agenda for Humanity
    o catalyse new partnerships and collaborations to advance the Agenda for Humanity
    o record how commitments are turned into action in order to deliver better for people across the globe, document progress, success stories and achievements

  • What is displayed on PACT?

    The platform displays alignments with core commitments, individual and joint commitments, as well as some of the initiatives initiatives launched during the World Humanitarian Summit process.

Commitments

  • What is the difference between core commitments and individual and joint commitments?

    Two types of commitments were gathered before and during the Summit. Core commitments were developed ahead of the Summit and reflect the crucial policy and operational steps required to achieve the implementation of the Agenda for Humanity. At the Summit, stakeholders could endorse core commitments by aligning their government or their organization with them.

    In addition to the 32 core commitments, stakeholders were invited to make their own commitments, either individually or together with other stakeholders. These individual and joint commitments are intended as tangible actions that support the implementation of a core commitment, or more broadly to help achieve the Agenda for Humanity.

  • How can I edit and/or update my commitments?

    To edit or update your commitment, please send an email with all relevant details to pact@un.org

  • How can my government or organisation submit a new commitment?

    To submit a new individual or joint commitment or to align your government or organization with a core commitment, please send an email with all relevant details to pact@un.org

Initiatives

  • What are the initiatives?

    More than a dozen initiatives, partnerships, platforms and alliances were either newly developed or strengthened through the World Humanitarian Summit process and will help implement the Core Responsibilities and turn the Agenda for Humanity into reality. Initiatives range from a new platform to provide education to millions of children in emergencies, to a new preparedness partnership, and several initiatives that seek to promote greater inclusivity in humanitarian action. These new initiatives aim to ensure the needs of persons with disabilities, children and youth, migrants, older persons, and other marginalized people are fully taken into account in preparedness and response. More information on some of the initiatives, partnerships, alliances and platforms can be found here.

  • How can my government or organisation join or support an initiative?

    Every initiative is coordinated by a group of stakeholders and partners. You can get in touch directly with the organizing partners through the Initiatives Pages here.