The IASC duty of care minimum standards guide IASC members and standing invitees (hereinafter ‘the IASC organizations') in the implementation of adequate duty of care provisions in the context of COVID-19 for all of their personnel regardless of nationality and contractual type.
These are intended to supplement a more detailed set of key messages which are being produced by the group and which are intended to cover the humanitarian impacts of climate change, including how these impact different groups in vulnerable situations, and different types of needs and sectors, as well as more detailed recommendations on reducing climate change driven humanitarian needs. These are deliberately intended to be short and to address issues specifically related to COVID-19 and climate change and not the broader spectrum of climate change related humanitarian concerns.
The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating protection concerns in humanitarian crises and exposing vulnerable populations to new threats. Protection clusters are reporting an increase in cases of violence, including a ‘shadow pandemic’ of Gender Based violence (GBV), forced displacement, a rise in xenophobia and stigmatization, alongside discrimination in access to health, food, water, education and legal services for vulnerable and marginalized groups.
The IASC Results Group 3 on Collective Advocacy convened on 5 May 2020 to discuss the following agenda: (i) Collective advocacy and COVID-19; (ii) Update on Results Group 3 Workplan; and (iii) Upcoming OPAG meeting. The following is a brief summary of the discussion and action points agreed at the meeting.
Key recommendations from a desk review of main articles and papers (from 2011 to 2019) on the impact of counter-terrorism legislation and measures on principled humanitarian assistance conducted by the RG3 Subgroup on Counter-terrorism.
This note lays out the agreed Priority Areas of Work for the IASC Results Groups covering the 2020.
The IASC Results Groups have been encouraged to be concrete in their deliverables, to focus on activities that will have the most impact on field effectiveness, will support IASC Principals’ with their decisions and/or advocacy efforts, promise the highest return for investment, and are inclusive; ensuring systematic engagement with key relevant IASC and non-IASC inter-agency structures.
As the IASC Results Groups have embarked upon their initial Priority Areas of Work for 2019, the scope and ownership of their priorities have evolved to reflect the specificities of the tasks and deliverables. The living document below will be intermittently updated to reflect changes in the Priority Areas of Work of Results Group 3 in order to best deliver against their IASC Strategic Priorities.
Below are the lists of the individual and organisation membership of all five of the IASC Results Groups. Since these copies are only periodically updated, contact the IASC secretariat or the relevant Results Group co-Chairs for the latest details on the participation in each group.