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Statement by Gavi and Principals of the IASC to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccines to the Most Vulnerable People in the World

Document Type
IASC Statement
Product Category
COVID-19
Published Date
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi), and the member agencies of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), the humanitarian system’s main coordinating body[1], are working together to ensure that the most vulnerable people caught up in humanitarian crises have access to COVID-19 doses. 
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Statement by Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee on Afghanistan

Document Type
IASC Statement
Published Date
The people of Afghanistan need our support now more than ever. Our organizations are committed to helping and protecting them. We will stay in Afghanistan and we will deliver. At the start of 2021, half the population of Afghanistan – including more than 4 million women and nearly 10 million children – already needed humanitarian assistance. One third of the population was facing crisis and emergency levels of acute food insecurity and more than half of all children under 5 years of age were malnourished.
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Cover of the Statement by Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), Racism an Racial Discrimination in the Humanitarian Sector

Statement by Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, Addressing Racism and Racial Discrimination in the Humanitarian Sector, 2020

Document Type
IASC Statement
Product Category
Human Rights
Published Date
Many of our staff have been affected directly or indirectly by manifestations of racism and racial discrimination. It is incumbent upon us to examine and address racism and racial discrimination within our own organizations and in the humanitarian sector, including by expanding diversity at all levels in our workplaces, and fostering more inclusive and diverse ways of working.
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IASC Statement on Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Sexual Harassment and Abuse, 2018

Document Type
IASC Statement
Product Category
Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
Published Date
The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Principals met in New York on 31 May. A key part of their discussions focused on how we can collectively strengthen the humanitarian sector’s approach to preventing sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and sexual harassment and abuse (SHA). In his statement, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, outlines the commitments and progress on SEA/SHA made by the IASC Principals in this meeting.