First-ever World Humanitarian Summit must usher in new era of global solidarity: UN chief

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UNITED NATIONS, Apr 5 (APP): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on Heads of State and Government to come to the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit and deliver a strong message that ‘we will not accept the erosion of humanity which we see in the world today.’ “We must not fail the people who need us, when they need us most,” the UN chief said, drawing particular attention to the leaders segment and the roundtables, that will take place during the May 23-24 summit in Istanbul, Turkey. “First, the best way to achieve bold, courageous change is to make sure that leaders are there to deliver it,” Ban said while briefing member states on the preparations for the event, noting that the leaders segment will be an opportunity to discuss the five core responsibilities of his Agenda for Humanity.