On 1 February 2021, the Grand Bargain Eminent Person met with the Principals and Ministers of the Facilitation Group (UK, EU, OCHA, WFP, IFRC, SCHR/Oxfam) to discuss the status of the Grand Bargain, how it contributes to a more efficient and effective humanitarian response, and the way forward for the Grand Bargain leading to the June 2021 Annual Meeting and beyond. The meeting built on consultations at Grand Bargain constituency level, Facilitation Group Sherpa-level discussions, and individual inputs from the relevant workstreams.
The Handbook is designed to directly support the work of Resident Coordinators (RCs) and Humanitarian Coordinators (HCs) in carrying out their humanitarian leadership functions. It is also a reference for the wider humanitarian community working with or supporting the RC and HC.
The UN Resident Coordinator (RC), when called upon to lead and coordinate an emergency response, is ultimately accountable in his/her humanitarian role to the populations in need – whether designated as a Humanitarian Coordinator or not. This supplementary guide outlines actions to take at the onset of an emergency – whether it be a natural disaster, an escalation of conflict or a rapid deterioration in humanitarian conditions – and serves as a reminder of actions and events to anticipate during the response.