Working Group

Working Group

Working Group

The IASC Working Group is composed of the directors of policy or equivalent of the IASC organizations. The IASC WG's focus is on humanitarian policy. The IASC WG meets in ad hoc meetings as necessary. It reviews the work of the IASC Task Teams and the IASC Reference Groups.

Meetings alternate between Rome, Geneva and New York, and are hosted by IASC organizations on a rotational basis.

The Working Group is chaired by the Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ms. Ursula Mueller. Supported by the IASC Secretariat, she is responsible for the preparation of issues, consultations and follow-up actions.

»  Responsibilities

  • developing policies and guidance in line with strategic decisions made by the IASC;
  • making proposals to the IASC on strategic issues;
  • establishing and overseeing the work of the Task Teams;
  • establishing and monitoring the Reference Groups; and
  • collaborating with the EDG in identifying and elaborating policy matters with direct bearing on humanitarian operations.

IASC Working Group meeting in NY, October 2016

Upcoming Meetings

Sep
05
2017
New York
9:00 to 11:00
Oct
10-11
2017
tbc
(All day)
Mar
06-07
2018
tbc
(All day)
Oct
08-09
2018
tbc
(All day)
Mar
05-06
2019
tbc
(All day)
Oct
15-16
2019
tbc
(All day)

Past Meetings

Apr
05-06
2017
Rome
(All day)
Oct
25-26
2016
New York
(All day)
Jul
07
2016
Geneva
15:00 to 18:00
May
11
2016
16:00 to 18:00
Mar
08-09
2016
New York
(All day)