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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.

The Core Humanitarian Standard to launch on 12 December

04/12/2014
The Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) will be officially launched in Copenhagen on December 12 at an event that is expected to bring together many of the world’s key humanitarian thinkers and influencers, and practitioners.

Third consultation of the CHS closes with endorsement from the sector

28/10/2014
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.

The third consultation on the CHS is now live!

02/10/2014
The third consultation on the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability is now live. The third consultation is quick to complete and we encourage all humanitarian actors to make their voices heard in the final consultation before the launch of the CHS on December 12.

Second phase of the CHS consultation has now closed

23/09/2014
The second consultation on the Core Humanitarian Standard has now closed, with more than 125 networks, individuals and organisations feeding back on the content of the standard. 63 organisations field tested the standard across the globe, providing a wealth of information about the practicability of the Eight Commitments.

Core Humanitarian Standard greeted with a positive reception in Nairobi

09/09/2014
In early September, People In Aid East Africa Representative Maxine Clayton presented an update on the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) to the Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) Quality and Accountability meeting in Nairobi, Kenya. The purpose of the presentation was to share updates on the CHS consultation process with the group, and to gain feedback on how they felt the CHS was relevant to them at a regional level.

Testing of the Core Humanitarian Standard in full swing as the deadline for individual feedback approaches

28/08/2014
The Core Humanitarian Standard is being tested by 60 organisations around the world. Meanwhile, individual humanitarian workers have the possibility to share their feedback on the standard until 12 September.

First responses from the field: War Child UK

18/08/2014
Three weeks in to the guided testing period, we are starting to hear from organisations testing the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS). Helen Barley, Programme Development Coordinator (Syria Refugee Response) at War Child UK, shared her early feedback from the field.

More than 40 organisations testing the Core Humanitarian Standard around the world

05/08/2014
The testing period officially started on 28 July and will run for 8 weeks until 19 September. Twenty-four organisations have now signed up for the guided testing, while an additional 19 organisations will be carrying out self-assessment testing.
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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