Sphere Focal Points renew commitment to strengthen the network at first global meeting

For the first time since the creation of the network, Sphere’s Focal Points gathered from across four continents for a global forum in Bangkok, Thailand.

Posted: 23rd November 2017

Localizing Sphere: Chile and the Philippines integrate Sphere standards into national disaster response systems

Facing a host of natural hazards and recurring emergencies, both Chile and the Philippines have recently taken steps to embed the Sphere standards into national regulations on emergency response.

Posted: 27th October 2017

Humanitarian standards now available on mobile devices

Six humanitarian standards bearers announce the launch of a joint mobile application. The new Humanitarian Standards Partnership (HSP) application provides the humanitarian sector's flagship standards and guidance in a single,...

Posted: 18th September 2017

Sphere Executive Board: Building an inclusive approach to quality and accountability

With the Handbook revision underway, the Sphere Executive Board is focused on deepening partnerships, aligning the organisation's institutional structure, and building capacities to support practitioners around the world. The...

Posted: 28th August 2017

Revising the Sphere standards: What’s next

The current revision of the Sphere Handbook is probably the most participatory ever of these periodic exercises. After 10 weeks of open public consultation on the first draft, the...

Posted: 11th July 2017

Sphere Handbook revision: Ready for your input!

The revision of the Sphere Handbook has reached its first milestone as the public consultation phase begins today. The first draft of the Sphere revised standards is now available...

Posted: 22nd April 2017

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