Terror features on World Humanitarian Summit
From OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos , Nigeria
LAGOS, (CAJ News) – HUMANITARIAN action that places human rights at its centre is key to ensure protection for all victims, a group of rights specialists from the largest body of independent experts in the United Nations human rights system, have said.
The experts have made the sentiments in a statement to the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit ongoing in Istanbul, Turkey.
The Boko Haram crisis is among the crises that will feature in the two-day summit.
The summit offers a unique opportunity to give greater attention to human rights by all actors at every phase – from prevention measures to emergency assistance and recovery, the UN experts noted.
The experts called for better enforcement of international humanitarian law and international human rights law and standards as a high priority for all states and the international community.
The purpose of the summit is to set a forward-looking agenda for humanitarian action to collectively address future humanitarian
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