Principals

Principals

Principals

IASC Principals are the heads of all IASC member agencies or their representatives.

They meet twice a year in conferences chaired by the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), Mr. Mark Lowcock, usually in April and December. For urgent matters, the IASC Principals can schedule ad hoc meetings.

»  Responsibilities of IASC Principals:

  • making strategic and policy decisions which have system-wide implications;
  • endorsing major operational decisions, particularly with respect to implementation of the Transformative Agenda (TA);
  • arbitration where no consensus can be reached at the Working Group or Emergency Directors levels;
  • advocating common humanitarian principles, collectively or individually, on behalf of the IASC;
  • approving the general work programme of the IASC, the WG, and the EDG;
  • bringing issues to the attention of the Secretary-General and the Security Council, through the ERC; and
  • designating Humanitarian Coordinators and selecting coordination arrangements.


The Emergency Relief Coordinator, supported by the IASC Secretariat, consults IASC member agencies on the agenda for IASC Principals Meetings.

IASC Principals meeting, 4 December 2017

IASC Principals meeting December 2017, hosted by WHO

Upcoming Meetings

May
31
2018
New York
(All day)

Past Meetings

Apr
28
2017
Geneva
(All day)
Feb
08
2017
Geneva
13:00 to 15:00
Dec
06
2016
Geneva
(All day)
Jun
07-08
2016
Washington DC
(All day)

Chair

Mark Lowcock

Mr. Mark Lowcock

Emergency Relief Coordinator

Full Members

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Mr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Director-General
David Beasley

Mr. David Beasley

Executive Director
Henrietta H. Fore

Ms. Henrietta H. Fore

Executive Director
Filippo Grandi

Mr. Filippo Grandi

High Commissioner

Mr. José Graziano da Silva

Director-General
Natalia Kanem

Dr. Natalia Kanem

Executive Director
Ursula Mueller

Ms. Ursula Mueller

Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator
Maimunah Mohd Sharif

Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif

Executive Director
Achim Steiner

Mr. Achim Steiner

UNDP Administrator
Mr. William Lacy Swing

Mr. William Lacy Swing

Director-General

Standing Invitees

Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

High Commissioner

Mr. Elhadj As Sy

Secretary General

Mr. Yves Daccord

Director-General
Mark Goldring

Mr. Mark Goldring

CEO Oxfam GB /Representing SCHR
Cecilia Jimenez-Damary

Ms. Cecilia Jimenez-Damary

SR on HR of IDPs
Mahmoud Mohieldin

Mr. Mahmoud Mohieldin

Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda, United Nations Relations, and Partnerships
Anoop Sukumaran

Mr. Anoop Sukumaran

Chair, ICVA Board

Mr. Sam Worthington

President and CEO