The CHS was first officially launched in Copenhagen, Denmark on 12 December 2014. It has also been launched in Spanish in Bogota, Columbia on 18 February 2015, in French on 19 March 2015 in Paris, France, and at a regional launch in Nairobi, Kenya on 19 March 2015.

Upcoming events on the CHS

Training of trainers on the CHS

Location: Bochum, Germany
Date: 25 April - 28 April 2017
Host: TBC

The purpose of this workshop is to build the capacity of organisation staff and consultants to facilitate training on the Core Humanitarian Standard. The workshop will be delivered in English.This course is for people who train or manage learning within their organisation or more widely in the sector. Priority will be given to people who have a responsibility for training/learning within their job, and to consultants specialising in training delivery. Participants must have at least a basic knowledge of quality, accountability, people management and the Core Humanitarian Standard before they join this workshop. Click here to make a booking.

Previous events

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Date: 28 Nov - 1 Dec 2016
Host: Community World Service Asia

This event is an opportunity for agencies in Asia to strengthen their understanding on the CHS as well as gain skills for its practical application and promotion. This event aims to gather professional humanitarian workers from INGOs, NGOs, UN, donors, universities and government agencies from around the world who are leaders in promoting and implementing approaches for enhanced quality and accountability. A brochure and application form is available for download here. Please email completed application forms to to by 30 September 2016.

The CHS has been widely shared at training workshops and dissemination events in 15 countries including Kenya, Australia, Germany, Brazil, Haiti, Denmark, Kyrgyzstan and the United Kingdom. These events have been widely attended by representatives from a range humanitarian and development actors including the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), French Development Agency (AFD), UK Department for International Development (DFID), German Foreign Office, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Lutheran World Federation (LWF), Danish Refugee Council, Oxfam, WaterAid, and Save the Children. 

CHS events
CHS events

The launch of the CHS in Copenhagen, Denmark

One of the most important things about the CHS is that it fully recognises the primacy of people and communities as the architects of their own recovery and the architects of their own development.
Geoff O'Donoghue, International Director, CAFOD
CHS Alliance
Groupe URD
Sphere Project