publication • Wednesday, May 18th 2016
European Union call to action
Promoting a comprehensive approach to serving the needs of people in conflict at the World Humanitarian Summit
As one of the world’s largest humanitarian aid donors, the European Union (EU) has a responsibility to seize every opportunity to reduce the number of people requiring humanitarian assistance by building the long-term resilience of communities through: scaling-up investments in conflict prevention and resolution; applying a conflict sensitive approach to development and humanitarian assistance programmes; ensuring policy coherence with the 2030 Agenda; including conflict sensitivity as a key principle in proposals, tenders and funding application guidelines; including conflict sensitivity as criteria for assessment in evaluating project proposals. We call for the European Union to integrate these recommendations as a priority within the new EU Global Strategy of Foreign and Security policy.