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In a groundbreaking moment at the Fritz Institute Humanitarian Logistics Conference 2005, participants created and signed the Marco Polo Declaration forming a professional humanitarian logistics association. Marco Polo Declaration signatories committed to establish an association which would serve as a catalyst to enhance the professionalisation of humanitarian logistics and the recognition of its strategic role in the effective delivery of relief during humanitarian crises. 


In January 2009, the HLA was formally registered in the UK as a Non-Governmental Organisation (with global remit); the Chartered Institute of Logistics andTransport (CILT-UK) hosts its secretariat.

HLA conferences and seminars serve to strengthen the humanitarian logistics network as a global community of practice for the discussion of emerging trends and collaborative approaches to addressing the difficulties experienced in the delivery of humanitarian aid.



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