Code And Policies

Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief

The Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief The code sets out ten foundational principles and signatories are required to endeavour to incorporate these principles into their work based on voluntary compliance. This code includes principles such as impartiality, accountability, participation, dignity, building capacity and reducing vulnerability.

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The SPHERE Project Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response

We are committed to the technical quality of our projects as laid out in the Sphere Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response. The Sphere Handbook, last updated in 2004, sets out what people affected by disasters have a right to expect from humanitarian assistance, with the aim to improve the quality of assistance provided and to enhance the accountability of the humanitarian system in disaster response. Adoption of Sphere standards by organisations is based on a system of voluntary compliance.

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INEE Minimum Standards for Education: Preparedness, Response, Recovery

The INEE Minimum Standards for Education: Preparedness, Response, Recovery is the only global tool that articulates the minimum level of educational quality and access in emergencies through to recovery. The aim of the Handbook is to enhance the quality of educational preparedness, response and recovery; to increase access to safe and relevant learning opportunities for all learners, regardless of their age, gender or abilities; and to ensure accountability and strong coordination in the provision of education in emergencies through to recovery.

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The HAP 2007 Standard in Humanitarian Accountability and Quality Management

HAP certifies members that comply with the HAP Standard in Humanitarian Accountability and Quality Management using a system of independent verification against industry recognized standards carried out by external auditors. OC has not yet been certified, but an action plan to guide continual improvement against its Accountability Framework is in progress.

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The Keeping Children Safe Coalition standards

The Keeping Children Safe Coalition, first established in 2003, and has a child protection policy which was last updated in 2009. The Coalition is made up of agencies who are committed to child protection, aim to achieve the highest level of protection for children with whom they come into contact and to work towards achieving the international standards developed by the Keeping Children Safe Coalition through voluntary compliance.

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The UN Statement of Commitment on Eliminating Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN and non-UN Personnel

The UN Statement of Commitment on Eliminating Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN and non-UN Personnel The statement commits signatories to incorporate core principles relating to combating sexual exploitation and abuse into their codes of conduct and staff rules and regulations.

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The Global Compact

The Global Compact asks companies to embrace universal principles and to partner with the United Nations. It has grown to become a critical platform for the UN to engage effectively with enlightened global business. OC is in the process of formally registering with the Global Compact to confirm our commitment.

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Caring for Climate

Caring for Climate was launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in July 2007. The initiative is jointly convened by the United Nations Global Compact, the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).Caring for Climate endeavors to help prevent a climate change crisis by mobilizing a critical mass of business leaders to implement and recommend climate change solutions and policies.

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Business Fights Poverty

Business Fights Poverty is the world's largest community of professionals passionate about harnessing business for social impact. It connects practitioners to the latest knowledge and peer insights, and to a vibrant community of stakeholders in business, government and civil society helping them deliver their innovations at scale.

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