Stock-Take on the IASC Protection Policy and the Centrality of Protection

On October 14-15, 2018, the co-chairs of the Centrality of Protection Task Team, OCHA and InterAction, supported the Global Protection Cluster (GPC) to convene a workshop to take stock of implementation of the IASC Policy on Protection in Humanitarian Action (2016) and the IASC Principals Statement on the Centrality of Protection in Humanitarian Action (2013). Complementing a global survey and several peer exchanges, the workshop sought to review diverse experiences and observations on the degree to which protection is central to humanitarian action, identify future actions to better achieve protection outcomes, and support effective implementation of the Protection Policy. The workshop took place in Amman, Jordan, and brought together around 45 practitioners from diverse agencies and country contexts, as well as a mix of policy and programming focus. Participants included protection experts but also shelter, health, food security, and general humanitarian managers. Several humanitarian coordinators (HCs) also attended various sessions. Highlights from the pre-workshop survey and peer exchanges can be seen in the IASC Protection Policy: Field Practices Note.