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Inter-Agency Standing Committee (1992 - )

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From
1992
Alternative Names
  • IASC
Url
http://www.humanitarianinfo.org/iasc
Location
IASC Secretariat Geneva

Marilena Viviani
Chief
Email: viviani@un.org
Tel.: (41 22) 917 2746

Jacob A. Korreborg
Associate Expert
E-mail: korreborg@un.org
Tel.: (41 22) 917 1554
Summary

"The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) was established in June 1992 in response to General Assembly Resolution 46/182 that called for strengthened coordination of humanitarian assistance. Within the humanitarian community IASC provides a forum that brings together a broad range of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners including UN humanitarian agencies, IOM, three consortia of major international NGOs and the Red Cross movement represented by ICRC and IFRC. The primary role of the IASC is to formulate humanitarian policy to ensure coordinated and effective humanitarian response to both complex emergency and to natural disasters."

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Published Resources

Reports

  • Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on HIV/AIDS in Emergency Settings, Plan of Action for 2002-2003, Report of the HIV/AIDS in Emergency Setting Reference Group, WHO - World Health Organization, Geneva, 18 October 2002, 5 pp. [ Details... ]
  • Inter-Agency Standing Committee Task Force on HIV/AIDS in Emergency Settings, Guidelines for HIV/AIDS Interventions in Emergency Settings, IASC, Geneva, November 2003, 54 pp. (Also available at http://www.unfpa.org/upload/lib_pub_file/249_filename_guidelines-hiv-emer.pdf) [ Details... ]

Sources used to compile this entry: IASC.

Prepared by: Maxine Loynd