After more than six years of dedicated
research and extensive consultation, involving so many disaster survivors,
aid workers, supporters and specialists that it is actually impossible
to acknowledge them all individually, here at last is the HAP 2007 Standard
in Humanitarian Accountability and Quality Management.
Above all else, I want take this opportunity
to express my heartfelt thanks to all those people who have contributed
their time, energy and knowledge to this important project, and to congratulate
them on their wonderful achievement.