On 17 October 2007, former UN Secretary General and Nobel Peace Laureate Kofi Annan announced the launch the Global Humanitarian Forum.
Situated in Geneva, the GHF mission is “to foster dialogue and broker partnerships that strengthen the international community’s ability to address more effectively current and emerging humanitarian challenges. The Forum brings together a broad range of actors to find solutions and to catalyze political will on key humanitarian concerns. It seeks to generate increased investment in preparedness and prevention. All its work ultimately aims to be of benefit to the most vulnerable, particularly those living in least developed countries.”
Bo Ekman met with Kofi Annan just prior to the launch to discuss the new initiatives and next year’s Tällberg Forum.
See: Global Humanitarian Forum