The World Humanitarian Summit has kicked off in Istanbul, Turkey.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and his wife Mehriban Aliyeva attended the Summit.
The Summit started with a joint breakfast of the leaders. The participants then posed for photographs.
Co-organized by the Republic of Turkey and UN, the first ever Summit brings together a total of more than 5,000 delegates including up to 60 UN member states' heads of state and government, officials of the crisis-affected countries, representatives of international organizations, NGOs and the private sector.
The purpose of the summit is to set a forward-looking agenda for humanitarian action to collectively address future humanitarian challenges. The aim is to build a more inclusive and diverse humanitarian system committed to humanitarian principles.