Two types of commitments were gathered before and during the World Humanitarian 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.

Alignment with Core Commitments (5)

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Uphold the Norms that Safeguard Humanity

Uphold the Norms that Safeguard Humanity

  • Commit to promote and enhance respect for international humanitarian law, international human rights law, and refugee law, where applicable.

  • Commit to promote and enhance the protection of civilians and civilian objects, especially in the conduct of hostilities, for instance by working to prevent civilian harm resulting from the use of wide-area explosive weapons in populated areas, and by sparing civilian infrastructure from military use in the conduct of military operations.

  • Commit to ensure all populations in need receive rapid and unimpeded humanitarian assistance.

  • Commit to promote and enhance efforts to respect and protect medical personnel, transports and facilities, as well as humanitarian relief personnel and assets against attacks, threats or other violent acts.

  • Commit to speak out and systematically condemn serious violations of international humanitarian law and serious violations and abuses of international human rights law and to take concrete steps to ensure accountability of perpetrators when these acts amount to crimes under international law.

Individual Commitments (4)

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  • Commitment Type
  • Core Responsibility
  • Agenda for Humanity Transformation(s)