Humanitarian Health Action

Saving Lives Together: A Framework for improving Security Arrangements Among IGOs, NGOs and UN in the Field

15 November 2007

Following the recommendations of a December 2003 Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Principals meeting, a Taskforce on Collaborative Approaches to Security (TCAS) was formed to explore collaborative measures that could be taken by the humanitarian community to address increasing insecurity in the context of field missions. Ultimately, the High-Level Humanitarian Forum (HLHF) held in March 2004 laid out the dimensions of the TCAS’s work.