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Reference : V-P-CH-E-01065
Date : 17/12/2013
Caption : Geneva, ICRC headquarters. Inter-Agency-Standing Committee (IASC) principals meeting.
Photographer : GASSMANN, Thierry
Person appearing :
MAURER, Peter (president, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Panelists: Robert Piper (Regional Humanitarian Coordinator), Mariam Mahamat Nour (Minister of Economy, Planning and International Cooperation, Chad) and Djime Adoum (Executive Secretary of the Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel Region).

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) is a unique inter-agency forum for coordination, policy development and decision-making involving the key UN and non-UN humanitarian partners. The IASC was established in June 1992 in response to United Nations General Assembly Resolution 46/182 on the strengthening of humanitarian assistance. General Assembly Resolution 48/57 affirmed its role as the primary mechanism for inter-agency coordination of humanitarian assistance.

Under the leadership of the Emergency Relief Coordinator, the IASC develops humanitarian policies, agrees on a clear division of responsibility for the various aspects of humanitarian assistance, identifies and addresses gaps in response, and advocates for effective application of humanitarian principles. Together with Executive Committee for Humanitarian Affairs (ECHA), the IASC forms the key strategic coordination mechanism among major humanitarian actors.
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