The IASC secretariat’s primary purpose is to support the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) by ensuring that IASC decisions are acted upon and implementation is on track. Its work includes:
- Closely following up with IASC members and subsidiary bodies to ensure that IASC priorities are achieved and decisions are actioned;
- Supporting the IASC structures by facilitating agenda-setting and the preparation of background material; proactively maintaining communication channels amongst organisations;
- Fostering connectivity between the IASC Principals, the Emergency Directors Group (EDG), the Operational Policy and Advocacy Group (OPAG), the Results Groups, and entities associated with the IASC; and,
- Promoting outreach to non-IASC members, including Member States, civil society, and other key actors in the wider humanitarian ecosystem.
The secretariat has offices both in Geneva and New York. The main office is in Geneva.