ERU hospital Jordan. Cargo plane from Germany. Maya Helwani (Canadian Red Cross) and Kai Kettunen. Photo: Mikko Vähäniitty.

ERU hospital Jordan. Cargo plane from Germany. Maya Helwani (Canadian Red Cross) and Kai Kettunen. Photo: Mikko Vähäniitty.


On this page you can view a list of any upcoming events or key meetings relevant to SCHR. You can also access and download SCHR documents and other key humanitarian documents, codes and standards. We have also shared some links to other humanitarian networks policy organisations and think-tanks. Please contact us if there’s something else we should add.

Events - 2016

SCHR meetings

18 January: SCHR Conference

19 January: SCHR Principals meeting

16 - 17 March: SCHR Working Group meeting

31 August - 1 September: SCHR Working Group meeting

28 September: SCHR Principals telcon

IASC Meetings

25 - 26 October: IASC Working Group meeting

6 December: IASC Principals meeting (tbc)

Documents & Media


Impartiality Review

In 2012 and 2013, SCHR members worked together to design and test an approach to define and measure the application of humanitarian principles, with a focus on the principle of impartiality. This principle was chosen as it carries the fundamental objective for humanitarian action that resources and responses are prioritised and allocated according to actual humanitarian needs and as SCHR members want to maintain and demonstrate a common ground for action rooted in this principle.

The findings from this initial work were finalised in January 2014. They are available in English and Spanish.

Civil Military Relations

SCHR Position Paper on Humanitarian-Military Relations - Jan 2010

SCHR Peer Review

SCHR Peer Review on Accountability to Disaster-Affected Populations: an Overview of Lessons Learned - Jan 2010


The Code of Conduct

Commonly known as the Code of Conduct, this is a set of guiding principles for organisations involved in humanitarian activities. It was written in 1994 and SCHR members were fundamental sponsors of the process. The IFRC, as one of the SCHR members, keeps a public record of all the humanitarian organisations that become signatories of the code with responsibilities notably in terms of managing the list of signatories.

Code of Conduct Videos

Code of Conduct Video (French)

Code of Conduct Video (Spanish)

Principles of Partnership

SCHR (alongside NGO consortia ICVA, InterAction and VOICE) represented NGOs in developing the Global Humanitarian Platform, “Principles of Partnership (PoP). The Principles and various translations and tools can be found here.

Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

The IASC Principals statement on Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse can be found here

Good Humanitarian Donorship

The 23 Principles and Good Practices of Good Humanitarian Donorship can be found here.


Other Links

Below are external links to some of our partner networks and other useful humanitarian references.