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IASC Structure and Working Method 2019-2020

This document sets out the new Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s (IASC) structure and its working methods to ensure that it is better fit for purpose and able to focus on its original mandate, as laid out in General Assembly resolutions. The IASC was established following the adoption of UN General Assembly 46/ 182 in 1991. Additionally, UN General Assembly resolution 48/57 of December 1993 notes that “… the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, under the leadership of the Emergency Relief Coordinator, should serve as the primary mechanism for inter-agency coordination, meet more frequently and act therefore in an action-oriented manner on policy issues related to humanitarian assistance and for formulating a coherent and timely United Nations response to major and complex emergencies[.]”


  • Language: English
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  • Theme: Coordination
  • Year of publication: 2019
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