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Founded Jul 1997. Originally due to end in 2004; restructured Apr 2005 with transition from Management Committee to Board, to continue until end 2009; Board developed new strategy during 2008, extending Project until end 2015.


Improve the quality of humanitarian assistance and accountability of humanitarian actors to their constituents, donors and affected populations by developing a set of universal minimum standards in life-saving areas of humanitarian response.


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Governing Board, including representatives from: E-XJ1227 - ACT Alliance; Aktion Deutschland Hilft; G-XE6056 - African Office for Development and Cooperation; G-XG0457 - American Council for Voluntary International Action (InterAction); F-XF1846 - CARE International; B-XB0216 - Caritas Internationalis (CI); Humanitarian Response Network of Canada; A-XA1762 - International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA); B-XB2907 - International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC); G-XG2610 - International Medical Corps (IMC); B-XB2937 - Lutheran World Federation (LWF); F-XF4447 - Oxfam International; F-XF0138 - Plan International; F-XF4586 - RedR International; F-XF3172 - Salvation Army; F-XD4112 - Save the Children International; Sphere India; B-XC4317 - World Vision International (WVI). Project office hosted by ICVA.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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