Global standards

Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action
The Core Commitments for Children (CCCs) in Humanitarian Action are a global framework for humanitarian action for
children undertaken by UNICEF and its partners.

The Sphere Project: Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response
The Humanitarian Charter and minimum standards reflect the determination of agencies to improve both the effectiveness of their assistance and their accountability to their stakeholders, contributing to a practical framework for accountability.

 The Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS)
 The Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) is a direct result of the Joint Standards Initiative (JSI) in which the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) International, People In Aid and the Sphere Project joined forces to seek greater coherence for users of humanitarian standards.

 Code of Conduct for the Red Cross and Red Crescent (RCRC) Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief
This Code of Conduct seeks to guard our standards of behaviour. It seeks to maintain the high standards of independence, effectiveness and impact to which disaster response NGOs and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement aspires.

Agenda for Humanity
The World Humanitarian Summit must be a turning point in the way we address the challenges facing our common humanity.

Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement
The humanitarian community is increasingly aware of the crisis of internal displacement which affects over 20 million people worldwide. While responsibility for the protection of IDPs rests first and foremost with national governments and local authorities, it is important for the international community to see how best it can contribute to enhancing the protection of IDPs in conflict and crisis situations.

Management of Dead Bodies after Disasters A Field Manual for First Responders
This manual marks an important step toward promoting better treatment of victims and their families. It recognizes the vital role of local organizations and communities and the exceptionally difficult task of managing human remains following disasters.