The third phase of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) consultation closed on Friday 17 October with a solid endorsement from the sector. Stakeholders across the world were asked to answer the question: Do you think the CHS in its current form is good enough to be published? 79% answered positively, with 21% believing that some changes were needed in order to make it acceptable.

In total, the consultation received 369 responses from 82 countries, representing national and international NGOs, UN agencies, governments, private donors, standards bodies, and people affected by crisis. The diversity and the depth of the feedback has indicated the widespread interest in the Core Humanitarian Standard across the globe.

The Technical Advisory Group will meet in London between October 29-30 to discuss the analysis and findings of the consultation process. The final version of the CHS will be drafted based on the results of the consultation, and will be launched to the public at a conference in Copenhagen on 12 December 2014.

HAP, People In Aid and the Sphere Project would like to thank all those who took the time to review and feed back on the current draft of the CHS.