Humanitarian diplomacy

Humanitarian diplomacy strives to mobilize public and governmental support and resources for humanitarian operations and programs, as well as to establish effective partnerships for responding to vulnerable people’s needs. It is the process of influencing decision-makers and opinion leaders to act in the best interests of vulnerable people at all times while adhering to basic humanitarian values. The most notable UN’s humanitarian goals are to feed the hungry and to help refugees, children, and the sick. 

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Beyond partnership and participation: Community organising for ownership in humanitarian diplomacy and aid

Hannah Bird

The way in which the humanitarian aid sector operates has been challenged for some time. It is increasingly acknowledged that UN agencies and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs), often along with other...

The right of consular access: Two recent examples

Alan Franklin

On 20 December 2018 the UN General Assembly passed Resolution 73/257 entitled ‘Judgment of the International Court of Justice of 31 March 2004 concerning Avena and Other Mexican Nationals: Need for immediate complia...

[WebDebate #17 summary] Humanitarian diplomacy and the influence of new actors and new technology

Arieh Harel

Our November WebDebate focused on humanitarian diplomacy. As one of the ‘new diplomacies’, it does not only remind us of the importance of new actors, but also of the importance of conducting careful stakeholder a...

Understanding the essence of time


Soneel Ram, International Humanitarian Law Dissemination and Communications Officer at the Fiji Red Cross Society, recently completed the online diploma course on Humanitarian Diplomacy offered by DiploFoundation and ...

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Humanitarian Diplomacy

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