Official launch of the Core Humanitarian Standard for Quality and Accountability at Copenhagen on 12 December 2014
The final version of the Core Humanitarian Standard will be available to download as a publication for free from www.corehumanitarianstandard.org/the-standard from 8am CET on Friday 12 December 2014. The launch event will be streamed live from 9am CET on Friday 12 December, and can be accessed from the CHS website.
The CHS will be available in French, Spanish and Arabic in early 2015. The Spanish language CHS will be launched in Bogota, Colombia on 18 February 2015. The French and Arabic launches are expected to be confirmed shortly.
More information on the History of the Core Humanitarian Standard: http://www.corehumanitarianstandard.org/context/history
Groupe URD was invited to take part in the writing and revision process as part of the Technical Advisory Group, using the Quality COMPAS framework, developed ten years ago, as our benchmark. We had previously provided feedback for earlier versions of the CHS that had been gathered during meetings with French NGOs in partnership with Coordination SUD. The main focus of this feedback aimed to ensure that the affected population’s vision of quality was central to the new standard.
In the future, in keeping with our long-term commitment to the continuous improvement and contextualization of aid, Groupe URD will continue to be mobilized to allow organizations to use this reference framework in a flexible and diverse manner.