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

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.

Awareness raising events for CHS testing confirmed in July for London, Nairobi and Geneva

Save the date: awareness raising events for CHS testing confirmed for London, Nairobi and Geneva, 14 – 22 July 2014. Organisations interested in testing the second version of the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) can now sign up to attend training sessions in London, Nairobi and Geneva in July 2014.

The Core Humanitarian Standard second period of consultation launched

The Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP), People In Aid and the Sphere Project, with the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) Technical Steering Group, are pleased to present the revised version of the CHS for testing and the second period of consultation. The CHS is currently available in English and can be downloaded from the French, Spanish and Arabic versions will be available online on 27 June 2014 along with further detail on how to test the CHS.

First meeting of the CHS Technical Advisory Group takes place in Geneva

The first meeting of the Technical Advisory Group of the Core Humanitarian Standard took place on April 29-30 in Geneva, with 45 participants representing 41 organisations from across the globe in attendance.

The CHS stakeholder consultation attracts feedback from around the globe

The stakeholder consultation, which closed at the end of March 2014, saw more than 300 individuals from across the world engage with the first draft of the Core Humanitarian Standard.

Core Humanitarian Standard website launches

A new website designed to act as an information hub during the development of the Core Humanitarian Standard launched today.
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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