As an IASC early warning tool, the primary purpose of the report is to provide early warning, backed by evidence/rationale, of high risk/high impact/higher probability/situations. The management of the IASC Sub-Working Group on Preparedness (SWG) uses the report to inform recommendations for early action at country, regional and global level.
December 5, 2013
March 18, 2013
THE FOLLOWING IS A MESSAGE FROM VALERIE AMOS, EMERGENCY RELIEF COORDINATOR
Dear IASC colleagues,
I am pleased to tell you that today the SG announced the selection of Ms. Kyung-wha Kang as OCHA's new ASG and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator. I have attached the SG's announcement below.
January 25, 2013
6 February 2013, 10h00-12h00, Conference Room XI, Palais des Nations, Geneva
January 4, 2013
MESSAGE FROM VALERIE AMOS, EMERGENCY RELIEF COORDINATOR ON BEHALF OF IASC PRINCIPALS OF FAO, ICVA, InterAction, IOM, OCHA, OHCHR, SR on HR of IDPs, SCHR, UNDP, WFP, UNFPA, UN-HABITAT, UNHCR, UNICEF, and WHO:
Dear IASC colleagues,
Following the agreement to the Transformative Agenda (TA) one year ago, we are pleased to share with you the ‘TA Protocols’, a set of guidance which all IASC Principals have agreed, and which set the parameters for improved collective action in humanitarian emergencies. The Protocols include the following documents:
April 25, 2012
Last December, we agreed to accelerate our efforts to increase the number of candidates in the HC Pool, with particular attention to non-UN candidates.
As you know, the IASC HC Pool is a roster of senior humanitarian leaders from the UN, Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, IOM and NGOs who have been screened by the IASC as potential candidates for humanitarian coordination leadership positions. The HC Pool also provides individuals with training opportunities to enhance competencies and knowledge relevant to humanitarian coordination.
June 15, 2011
The IASC Principals will provide the political momentum needed to drive these reforms.
March 25, 2011
The IASC Handbook for RCs and HCs on Emergency Preparedness and Response and the Checklist for RCs and HCs on Emergency Preparedness and Response was developed by the IASC HC Group.
April 21, 2010
Different Needs - Equal Opportunities: Increasing Effectiveness of Humanitarian Action for Women, Girls, Boys and Men is a new online course presented by the IASC. It learns you how to effectively integrate gender equality into your humanitarian programmes and enables you to practice your skills through an interactive, online, simulated humanitarian crisis. By the end of the course, you will earn a certificate in gender mainstreaming in humanitarian settings.
July 2, 2009
You can access the following documents produced in the context of the IASC Informal Task Force on Climate Change under RELEVANT LINKS:
- Letter from the IASC Principals to Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
- Addressing the Humanitarian Challenges of Climate Change – Regional and National Perspectives. Preliminary Findings from the IASC Regional and National Level Consultations
- Climate change adaptation strategies for local impact
- Climate change and statelessness
March 2, 2009
The IASC Sub Working Group (SWG) on Gender and Humanitarian Action spearheaded by OCHA and in collaboration with InterAction, has launched an initiative to develop an E-Learning course to help humanitarian workers mainstream gender strategies into their work.
This course will provide illustrative examples to help you learn how to develop programming that ensures the needs and capacities of women, girls, boys and men are met in humanitarian situations.