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Consultation on the CHS Guidance Notes and Indicators to support organisations applying the standard

29/04/2015
The two-month global consultation on the draft Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) Guidance Notes and Indicators has now closed. We have had a great response and would like to thank all those who provided us with valuable feedback.

Final consultation on the draft CHS Verification Framework

24/04/2015
The final consultation on the draft Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) Verification Framework has now closed and we would like to thank all the humanitarian and development actors who responded with valuable feedback.

CHS now available in English, French and Spanish – more languages coming soon

10/04/2015
The Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) has now been launched in English, Spanish and French at regional events across Europe, South America and Africa. The Arabic version of the CHS will be available in May, and a number of other versions in key languages will follow throughout the year.

CHS receives positive feedback from Australian humanitarian community

08/04/2015
Jonathan Potter of People In Aid visited Australia in March 2015 and presented the CHS to a variety of NGOs and government members at a number of events. Discussions were engaging and overall feedback on the CHS was positive.

Update from CHS launch events in Paris, France and Nairobi, Kenya

20/03/2015
The French version of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) was officially launched at an event in Paris, France on 19 March 2015. A regional launch of the CHS also took place in Nairobi, Kenya. Both events brought together many of the key actors in the humanitarian and development sectors and led to lively discussions on the CHS.

Consultation on the draft CHS Monitoring and Verification Framework launched

12/03/2015
The CHS describes the essential elements of principled, accountable and high-quality humanitarian action. The draft CHS Monitoring and Verification Framework is a coherent and systematic approach to measuring how the CHS is used, and with what results. As such, it is an important quality assurance tool to ensure organisations are consistently assessing and reporting against the Standard using the same criteria, and generating comparable data.

The CHS in Spanish launching today

18/02/2015
The Core Humanitarian Standard in Spanish will be launching in Bogota Colombia today at an event bringing together many of the key actors in the humanitarian and development sectors in Latin America.

CHS Guidance notes and indicators currently under review, expected soon

30/01/2015
Guidance Notes and Indicators for the CHS are currently being designed and tested, and will be available for download and consultation soon.

Launch event videos and interviews now available to view

30/01/2015
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 with 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.

Better humanitarian assistance to be delivered by improved quality and accountability

11/12/2014
Event launches new Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability and presents findings from sector-wide certification review.
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COAST Trust contributes to the first response in Cox Bazar, as Rohingya refugees reach Bangladesh, October 2017

Credit: COAST Trust, Bangladesh 

The Core Humanitarian Standard should be the basis against which we undertake and judge our work. To best support those affected by crises, we must always strive to match our technical interventions with the effort to meet the Standard.
Peter Walker, former Director, Feinstein International Center
CHS Alliance
Groupe URD
Sphere Project