L'oeil de la Genève Internationale
February 2016

The Webster University 21st International Humanitarian Conference organized in collaboration with the UNHCR and the ICRC, will be held on 18 and 19 February at the CICG in Geneva. This edition, entitled "Toward the World Humanitarian Summit", aims to bring together practitioners, scholars, members of the Geneva-based international community, and representatives of civil society, to address the issues and challenges on the first World Humanitarian Summit agenda, due on May 23 and 24, 2016 in Istanbul. The conference will be held in English and French, and open to all.

Massimo Sestini is the author of this image that remains engraved in the collective memory. On June 7, 2014, he captured the rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea as part of the Italian Navy’s Mare Nostrum Operation, launched following the Lampedusa shipwreck that occurred on 3 October, 2013. Widely circulated in the media, and international organizations such as the UNHCR, this picture was awarded by the 2015 World Press Photo contest. It has become the focal point of the « Where are you? » project that invites those who recognize themselves or someone they know, to share their story.