Action Platform

Business for Humanitarian Action and Peace

Explore opportunities and create innovative solutions to support conflict-affected people.

Why Humanitarian Action and Peace?

According to UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 80% of humanitarian crises are now linked to conflict. Due to the scale, complexity, duration and recurring nature of today’s humanitarian crises, we need a coordinated effort with government, the UN, civil society and business working together. There is much that business can do to help alleviate the suffering of people living in conflict-affected areas and also those in recipient countries who have been forced to flee their homes. Investment and innovation in areas such as education and health and can help improve lives. Providing employment opportunities and technological connectivity enables people to progress and engage in society.

Support Humanitarian Action and Advance Peace

The platform will help to define and drive business leadership in support of conflict-affected people around the world by developing guidance, supporting global advocacy efforts and fostering the development of new innovative solutions. Participants will identify concrete and effective ways to support displaced people in recipient countries and/or vulnerable populations in conflict/post-conflict countries while further integrating sustainable development into their business operations.

Join the Business for Humanitarian Action and Peace Action Platform to:
  • Gain insights and learn about business impacts on conflict-affected populations and contribute to the identification, design and delivery of sustainable solutions
  • Connect and explore new partnerships with thought leaders representing companies, UN entities, Global Compact Local Networks, academia and other partners at the forefront of peace and humanitarian action
  • Define how business can support the implementation of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants

Platform Activities

Over the course of two years, participants in the Humanitarian Action and Peace platform will have exclusive access to series of curated content and a series of activities including:

Knowledge series
Advocacy and Public Policy
Implementation

Through a series of in-person sessions and webinars, establish how business can provide support to people living in conflict-affected areas and identify the most effective and innovative ways to address the needs of displaced people

Engage in public policy by supporting the implementation of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants. Support global campaigns and local multi-stakeholder dialogues to raise awareness of and highlight the role of business in supporting conflict-affected people.

Join the implementation workshops to ideate, develop and scale-up business models, products or services that support people in conflict-affected countries and/or address the needs of displaced people in recipient countries.

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