The World Humanitarian Forum brings together prominent leaders from the public and private sectors, as well as international thought leaders and pioneers. They engage in inspirational, thought-provoking, and future-focused dialogues that aim to shape the future of humanitarian aid and international development. 


The theme of WHF 2020 will be From Hope to Possibility: An Agenda for Action and Change

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WHF 2019 Outcomes

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  • quality education

    All children and youth, no matter their age, gender, ethnicity, family income, citizenship, disability status or where they live, should be enrolled in education

  • women

    Record numbers of women are making their voices heard. Women are educated like never before, earning more than ever, and starting a business and philanthropic empires that are changing the world

  • youth

    Despite the progress that has been made over the past 20 years to improve the situation of young people around the world, they still face daunting challenges

  • advocacy

    The leaders of 193 countries adopted the Sustainable Development Goals on September 25, 2015 following a long spell of extensive discussions and debates

  • aid development

    Many countries are decreasing their foreign aid budget and many more will do in the future. Usually, countries do not have a strategy to address potential challenges