Key intergovernmental actors
Involved in crisis response, peace and security, development, and other related fields, and established a Department of Humanitarian Affairs in 2008
The Assembly of the African Union (AU) can take decisions to address urgent matters related to peace and security, including emergency situations.
The EU’s European Council has set in place the EU’s humanitarian policy with in the European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid. The EU channels its humanitarian work through ECHO, a component of the European Commission and an important source of policy and funding in the humanitarian sphere.
Signed the Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER), and established a coordination center for humanitarian assistance and disaster response (AHA Centre) as its operational arm, to monitor and respond to crises in the region
Conducts research aimed at improving humanitarian assistance and donorship. Its Development Assistance Committee (DAC) members are important donors for humanitarian aid.
Global partnership fighting poverty worldwide through sustainable solutions. Co-launched the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Initiative (see Development, Peace and Governance) and the Famine Action Mechanism (FAM) (see innovation)
While not an intergovernmental body in the normal sense, the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent brings together the components of the Movement with the state parties every four years to discuss international humanitarian law, disaster law, and the work of the Movement