Engaging with National Disaster Management Authorities to adopt humanitarian standards

National disaster management policies and guidelines benefit from building on and incorporating references to international humanitarian standards. But what does it take to link both and how can humanitarian...

Posted: 17th January 2017

Sphere Board meeting: A new NGO and new governance

Ensuring that Sphere continues to adapt itself as a user-driven, practitioner-governed organisation, the project has become a non-profit association under Swiss law. At its second regular annual meeting held...

Posted: 22nd December 2016

New guidance on using Sphere standards in urban crises

Using the Sphere Standards in Urban Settings, the latest publication in the ‘Sphere unpacked' series, fills a gap in current guidance on how to implement humanitarian standards across different...

Posted: 21st December 2016

Sphere Handbook now delivered with the Core Humanitarian Standard

A further step towards incorporating the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) into the Sphere Handbook has been taken: now buyers of the Handbook also receive a free-of-charge copy of the...

Posted: 29th November 2016

New: The Sphere Handbook in Ukrainian

A Ukrainian-language version of the Sphere Handbook 2011 edition has just been published. With this new version, the Handbook is now available in 29 languages. The translation of the...

Posted: 3rd October 2016

How humanitarian workers use the Sphere Handbook

Over 2,800 users in 149 countries shared their views on the Sphere Handbook. Nine out of ten say the Handbook is useful in their daily work. In April 2016,...

Posted: 14th September 2016

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