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Throughout the year, VOICE produces and disseminates key documents reflecting on humanitarian aid issues at EU level and from a NGO perspective. They are addressed to decision makers within the European institutions, NGO networks and other stakeholders of the humanitarian community, as well as to the VOICE members. Most of these documents are  produced by the VOICE Secretariat with the support of VOICE members.

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  • World Humanitarian Summit: outcomes and next steps for the EU

    Event reports

    Tags: EU, WHS

    This event brought together 77 participants from the humanitarian aid sector, many of which attended the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in Istanbul. In a panel discussion and subsequent discussion round, the main themes were the strength and weaknesses of the Summit, as well as emerging trends and next steps.
  • GA resolution Humanitarian NGOs call for a better EU response to refugees and migrants

    General policy resolutions

    Tags: EU, Refugees, Funding, Principles, NGOs, Quality, General Assembly 2016

    VOICE 2016 General Assembly Resolution: Humanitarian NGOs call for a better EU response to refugees and migrants.
  • 'We all must act now!' joint NGO statement following the World Humanitarian summit

    Position paper

    Tags: WHS, IHL, Grand Bargain

    This statement is made by 6 national and international networks (Coordination SUD, ICVA, InterAction, NEAR, VENRO, VOICE) and is based on the declaration of Dr F. Sivignon, President of Médecins du Monde, at the Summit’s closing ceremony.
  • Grand Bargain - A Shared Commitment to Better Serve People in Need

    Tags: Grand Bargain

    This is the final document of the Grand Bargain agreement between donors, the UN agencies and NGOs and the Red Cross on certain aspects of reducing the humanitarian financing gap.
  • 03 - VOICE Event Save the Date

    Tags: EU, WHS, NGOs

    invitation to VOICE event June 2016, reflecting on the outcomes of the world humanitarian summit.
  • AGENDA FOR HUMANITY: ACTIONAID’S CORE COMMITMENTS AT THE WORLD HUMANITARIAN SUMMIT

    Members' publications

    Tags: WHS

    This document contains ActionAid's core committments at the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS).
  • DRCs commitments to the WHS

    Members' publications

    Tags: Refugees, WHS

  • Plan International WHS Commitments

    Members' publications

    Tags: WHS, NGOs

  • Medecins du Monde WHS Commitments

    Members' publications

    Tags: WHS

  • HelpAge Inclusion Charter WHS

    Members' publications

    Tags: WHS, NGOs

  • VOICE President statement at WHS

    Tags: EU, WHS, Consensus, Principles, Access

    VOICE President, Nicolas Borsinger's statement during the plenary session of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul in May 2016
  • VOICE contribution to the new EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy

    Position paper

    Tags: EU, Security, Counter-terrorism, Resilience, NGOs, Crisis Management

    In this paper, VOICE makes recommendations for the new EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy.
  • oxfam commitment to change

    Members' publications

    Tags: WHS

  • New measures adopted to tackle the root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in the Sahel region and Lake Chad Basin

    Tags: EU, Refugees, Funding

  • draft report of the third Grand Bargain meeting- Washington

    Tags: WHS, Grand Bargain

    Summary of 3rd Grand Bargain negotiation meeting with its annexes.
  • draft report of the second Grand Bargain meeting - Brussels

    Tags: WHS, Grand Bargain

    draft minutes of the Grand Bargain negotiations 2nd meeting, held in Brussels on 18 March 2016. VOICE secretariat participated in this meeting on InterAction's behalf.
  • CARE Syria Women Work War report

    Members' publications

    Tags: gender

  • Childhood Under Siege Living and Dying in Besieged Areas of Syria

    Members' publications

    Tags: Syrian crisis, IHL

    At least a quarter of a million children are living under brutal siege in areas of Syria that have effectively been turned into open-air prisons. They and their families are cut
    off from the outside world, surrounded by warring groups that illegally use siege against civilians as a weapon of war, preventing food, medicine, fuel and other vital supplies from
    entering and stopping people from fleeing. Amid the spiralling atrocities in Syria, these children are among the most vulnerable of all. They want the world to hear their story.
  • First High-Level Panel Grand Bargain Meeting in Amsterdam- Summary Report

    Tags: Grand Bargain, WHS

  • Exploring EU Humanitarian donors' funding and conditions for working with NGOs, Building evidence for Simplification

    Studies and Briefing papers

    Tags: EU, Funding, Consensus, Principles, NGOs, Partnership, FPA

    The study commissioned by VOICE in July 2015 seeks to examine and compare the funding and grant modalities of four donors illustrating the institutional diversity within the EU: Denmark; DANIDA, The EU; ECHO, France; Centre de Crise and Germany; Auswärtiges Amt. In total, this study consulted 43 respondents from several NGOs or networks active in humanitarian aid across 8 countries in Europe.

    The report contains:

    - An overview of selected donors humanitarian funding and funding architecture
    - The analysis of the four donors conditionalities through a matrix that maps the requirements of each donor
    - NGO perspectives on donor funding requirements
    - VOICE findings and advocacy recommendations
  • Diakonie - Working Meeting for WHS Special Event on Religion and Humanitarian Action

    Members' publications

    Tags: WHS

  • WHS - the European road to and from Istanbul

    Event reports

    Tags: Refugees, WHS, Funding, Consensus, LRRD, NGOs, Partnership, UN, Development

    Following from the Dutch Humanitarian Summit and on the occasion of the Netherlands EU presidency, this Roundtable brought together NGOs active in humanitarian aid from the Netherlands and Europe with other relevant actors to take stock and discuss priorities to feed into the continuing process of the World Humanitarian Summit. 49 people participated in the event which covered an overview of the Summit and views on what should be the European Union and Dutch priorities leading up to it. A discussion on what was at stake regarding bridging between humanitarian and development aid focussed especially on refugees, displacement, LRRD and localisation, while the discussion with a focus on funding looked at the importance of simplifying funding conditions, the Dutch government’s medium term changes, the Dutch Relief Alliance model and innovation.
  • VOICE PHA Roundtable Programme the Hague 18 February

    Tags: EU, WHS, Funding, NGOs

    Programme of the VOICE PHA Roundtable held in the Hague, with the participation of the Dutch EU Presidency. The agenda focuses on the WHS and different issues related to funding, including donor conditions and consortia.
  • NRC Response to Secretary-General's Report on WHS

    Members' publications

    Tags: WHS

  • EU emergency Trust Fund - strategic orientation document

    Tags: EU, Refugees, Funding, EU Trust Funds

    This is the strategic orientation document for the European Union emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa.