United Nations World Humanitarian Summit — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:12 pm on 2nd December 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Verma Baroness Verma The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development 3:12 pm, 2nd December 2015

My Lords, the UK has four objectives for the World Humanitarian Summit. Most importantly, we want a renewed commitment to the protection of civilians in conflict but also smarter financing, a new approach to building resilience to natural hazards before they take place, and a stronger focus on protecting and empowering women and girls. The global community—humanitarian, development and political actors—must come together to address these challenges.