Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief
The Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (the Movement) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief is a voluntary code designed to help signatories deliver principled and effective humanitarian action.
It sets out ten core principles as well as three annexes with recommendations to governments of affected states, donor governments and intergovernmental organizations. Over the years, adherence to the Code has become one important way for the Red Cross and Red Crescent and NGOs to define themselves as humanitarians.
Since the development of the Code, there have been many developments in terms of standards and mechanisms to improve the quality and accountability of humanitarian response. However, the Code remains a central reference in the sector.