President Higgins speech at Humanitarian Summit to focus on gender-based violence

President Higgins speech at Humanitarian Summit  to focus on gender-based violence
President Michael D Higgins with H.E Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, in Istanbul yesterday.

President Michael D Higgins will tackle the issue of gender-based violence today when he makes his second speech at the first ever Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul.

The two-day meeting of global leaders is brainstorming ideas to help solve current humanitarian problems.

Yesterday our President warned the UN needs to take decisive action on poverty, war, migration and climate change.

More than 60 million people are currently displaced due to conflict, while 125 million are in need of humanitarian assistance around the world.


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