Videos of the English launch of the CHS which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark last year are now available to view. You can also watch interviews from several of the delegates who talk about why they think the CHS is important to the sector, and the impact it will have on the future of humanitarian action.

Launch event

"The Core Humanitarian Standard is a tremendous accomplishment..."

Gwi-Yeop Son, Director of the Division for Corporate Programmes at the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said during the keynote speech at the event, and expressed OCHA's commitment to support the rollout of the CHS.

These videos include recordings of the keynote speech, a panel session on the CHS with speakers from Oxfam GB, Sphere India, Swiss Agency for Development Coordination, OCHA and the Government of Mexico, feedback from agencies who tested the CHS in the field, and questions from floor. The full event is recorded, split over six videos inline with the proceedings.

 

 

Delegate interviews

In these interviews, we hear from representatives of ACT Alliance / DanChurchAid, CAFOD, COAST Bangladesh, DEC, Indonesia Society for Disaster Management and SEEDS India. 

Lisa Henry, Humanitarian Director, ACT Alliance / DanChurchAid, said:

"In my view the CHS is going to revolutionise the humanitarian sector. It allows us to link the field workers, the local partners, the institutions, the organisations within the humanitarian architecture, behind one cause…"

Saleh Saeed, CEO, Disasters Emergencies Committee, said: 

"…we will be adopting the CHS across the membership and we would expect and hope all of our members sign up to and adhere to the CHS, and we will use that as our new framework for measuring quality, performance and accountability both to the beneficiaries and those communities in crisis, and of course to the donors who make the work possible."

Resources from the event, including the conference report and branded resources to download, will be available soon.