In his “Agenda for Humanity”, the United Nations Secretary-General calls upon the humanitarian community to act upon five core responsibilities to reduce suffering and deliver better for the millions of people in need of humanitarian assistance.

Political leadership to prevent and end conflicts

An end to human suffering requires political solutions, unity of purpose and sustained leadership and investment in peaceful and inclusive societies.

We are seeing a significant global increase in protracted and intractable conflicts, causing ever larger and more profound humanitarian crises, prolonged human suffering, political turmoil, huge economic and financial costs and large-scale displacement and refugee flows. Unless political leaders show the will to prevent and end crises, little will change for the millions of children, women and men who are caught up in these crises. Leaders—including UN Security Council members—must put compassion and courage at the heart of their collective decision-making. They must use all the leverage they have—political, economic and otherwise—to prevent conflicts and find solutions. And they need to put aside divisions to invest in peaceful and inclusive societies.

Agenda for Humanity Transformations

In his Agenda for Humanity, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon advocates for a number of strategic and normative shifts that are necessary in order to make the Agenda a reality.

To end and prevent conflict, stakeholders need to:

Political Leadership to Prevent and End Conflicts

  • 1A
    Demonstrate timely, coherent and decisive political leadership
  • 1B
    Act early
  • 1C
    Remain engaged and invest in stability
  • 1D
    Develop solutions with and for people

Summary of individual and joint commitments made

Participants at the World Humanitarian Summit made thousands of individual and joint commitments in support of the major shifts laid out in the Agenda for Humanity. These commitments represent tangible actions that support the implementation of a core commitment, or more broadly to help achieve the Agenda for Humanity.

The commitments generated under Core Responsibility 1 demonstrate a collective desire to address the root causes of conflict, increase conflict prevention and resolution capacities and to learn from successful conflict prevention experiences and practices.

Member States made financial commitments to improve mediation efforts and demonstrated support for several tangible initiatives around conflict prevention. Substantial commitments were also made to increase the inclusion of women and young people in peace building and reconciliation processes. There were also calls for improved conflict prevention and resolution capacity within the UN.

A selection of individual and joint commitments made

  • AISA ONG Internationale Faith-based OrganisationEurope

    AISA International commits to create the Academy of Peace. Its role will be to initiate and teach pedagogy and a method for developing a culture of peace in all segments of society.

    • Commitment Type Operational
  • AISA ONG Internationale Faith-based OrganisationEurope

    AISA International commits to mobilize stakeholders to make the International Day of Peace (designated by the UN as 21 September) to be celebrated in cities and countries worldwide, making the day a shared vision of a common destiny and a joint movement recognized at the international level.

    • Commitment Type Partnership
  • AISA ONG Internationale Faith-based OrganisationEurope

    AISA International contributes to the promotion of a culture of peace by facilitating a understanding of the following principles : gender equality, non-discrimination, the fight against poverty, and social and cultural progress. It firmly opposes fundamentalism and religious conflicts in order to build a world more just, more cooperative and more fraternal, in the service of mankind.

    • Commitment Type Policy