CoAR membership in PHAP (2015-2016)

CoAR membership in PHAP (2015-2016)

CoAR is one of the largest National NGO working in Humanitarian sectors in Afghanistan for the past 26 years. Being a successful Humanitarian partner in the South-Central Asia with other like-minded organizations, recently CoAR leadership obtained the membership of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP).

This opportunity will further enhance knowledge and capacities of the CEN ( members at different level related to humanitarian action.

BIG Congratulation to CEN/CSOs members in Afghanistan 

We are currently facing humanitarian needs on a massive scale. In our rapidly changing world, we must continually seek better ways to meet the needs of millions of people affected by conflicts and disasters.

An initiative of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, managed by UN OCHA, the first World Humanitarian Summit will be held in Istanbul on 23 and 24 May 2016 and will bring together governments, humanitarian organizations, people affected by humanitarian crises and new partners including the private sector to propose solutions to our most pressing challenges and set an agenda to keep humanitarian action fit for the future.

The World Humanitarian Summit is an initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General. The first global summit on humanitarian action of this size and scope, it will be held in Istanbul on 23 – 24 May 2016. The goal of this summit is to bring the global community together to commit to new ways of working together to save lives and reduce hardship around the globe.

The number of people affected by humanitarian crises has almost doubled over the past decade, and is expected to keep rising. Today, more people are affected by conflict and disaster, more frequently, and for longer than in previous decades. Humanitarian action must continue evolving in order to keep pace with our rapidly changing world and meet the needs of millions of people now and in years to come.

The last global discussion on humanitarian action took place almost 25 years ago. Since then, the humanitarian landscape has changed tremendously. There have been global economic shifts, demographic changes such as urbanization, and tremendous improvements in technology. At the same time, humanity is facing new challenges caused by global trends such as climate change and rapid population growth.

The World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) Regional Consultation for South and Central Asia was held at the Ismaili Centre Dushanbe in the capital of Tajikistan from 28 to 30 July 2015. It was co-hosted by the Government of Tajikistan and the Aga Khan Development Network, and chaired by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.  This was the last of eight regional consultations.

In the spirit of the Summit’s multi-stakeholder approach, the consultation brought together nearly 200 participants from across the 16 countries covered by the regional consultation , representing academia, affected communities, civil society organizations, governments, media, national and international non-governmental organizations, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, private sector, Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement, regional organizations, United Nations (UN) agencies, programs and funds, youth, and observers from countries that have already hosted or will host World Humanitarian Summit consultations or events. The meeting was preceded by preparatory stakeholder consultations that involved over 7,640 people across the 16 countries.

From Afghanistan a group of participants including: Minister of Refugees, representative from foreign Affairs, chairman ACBAR, Kabul University/ Sharq Institute of Higher Education, Private sector ( AWCC, Ariana TV), affected communities from Badakhshan province and CEN chairman and Director General (CoAR) represented Afghanistan in this large gathering.

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