The Deputies Forum is a platform for dialogue and information sharing on strategic issues of common interest. It is composed of representatives at the level of the Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) or equivalent. They are chaired by the Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator (DERC), currently by Mr. Ramesh Rajasingham, Acting ASG/DERC, and they meet on an ad hoc basis.
- supports progressing key issues which have been endorsed by the Principals and works to resolve potential bottlenecks.
- serves as a platform for strategic dialogue on issues and processes that have an impact on humanitarian action as well as a critical link with other key forums
- ensure strategic dialogue with key non-IASC stakeholders, including affected governments, regional bodies, donors, among others.