An Agenda for Action and Change

The Agenda for Humanity sets out five major areas for action and change, the 5 Core Responsibilities, that are needed to address and reduce humanitarian need, risk and vulnerability, and 24 key transformations that will help achieve them. Learn more by clicking on the icons below. 

 

Discover 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.

  • Platform on Disaster Displacement

    Disaster displacement is one of the biggest humanitarian challenges of the 21st century. Every year, millions of people are forced to leave their...

  • Connecting Business Initiative

    With the scale of humanitarian need fast outpacing the ability of traditional actors to respond, it is more important than ever to engage the private...

  • Peace Promise

    The Peace Promise is a set of common commitments of humanitarian, development and peacebuilding actors to simultaneously deliver humanitarian...

  • Centre for Humanitarian Data

    The Centre for Humanitarian Data is focused on increasing the use and impact of data in the humanitarian sector. It is managed by the United Nations...

  • Charter for Change

    Local and national civil society organisations are among the first responders to disasters and outbreaks of violence. The recent Global...

  • Education Cannot Wait

    When conflict or crisis erupts, the educational needs of children and youth are often the last consideration – an afterthought following food, water...