21 May 2016 İstanbul

SAM organized an Academic Forum, preceding the first-ever Humanitarian Summit hosted by Turkey in Istanbul, with a view to contributing to the discussions on local and global issues related to humanitarian activities and to drafting a visionary agenda for addressing them. The opening speech of the Academic Forum, held on 21 May 2016, was delivered by H.E. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey.

The Forum, which brought together members of the academic community, think-tanks, diplomats, members of non-governmental organizations and the press, provided a platform for international academics, experts and to representatives of non-governmental organizations, which are active on the ground, to discuss humanitarian issues within a broad perspective.