Jemilev arrives in Istanbul for UN summit

The Ukrainian delegation also includes the Chairman of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis Refat Chubarov.

23 May 2016 11:06

Mustafa Jemilev, Leader of the Crimean Tatars, Ukrainian MP and Commissioner of Ukrainian President on Crimean Tatar Affairs, has arrived in Istanbul, as a member of the Ukrainian delegation, to attend the World Humanitarian Summit being held on May 23-24, reads a statement published on his Facebook page.

“President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, leaders and government delegations from other countries will take part in the forum, organized by the Turkish side under the auspices of the UN. The Ukrainian delegation also includes the Chairman of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis Refat Chubarov,” says the statement.

It was reported earlier that the World Humanitarian Summit, organized for the first time to discuss ways to address global challenges in the humanitarian field, would be held in Istanbul on May 23- 24.

Besides the official delegations of the UN member states, senior officials from regional and international organizations, politicians, leaders of 65 states, delegates from 177 countries, representatives of civil society, academia and the press will take part in the first World Humanitarian Summit. The total number of participants is about 5,000 people, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, the Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte and Prime Minister of Lebanon Tammam Salam.

During the two-day summit, a wide range of current issues will be discussed, including the role of policy in preventing and resolving conflicts, protection against global threats, common development, improvement of living standards of people, investing in human capital, gender equality, as well as issues of climate change and disaster management.

The summit is being held at the initiative of the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon with the organizational support of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

PHOTO: Facebook page of the Commissioner of Ukrainian President on Crimean Tatar Affairs.