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01 Sep 2002 description

This Code of Conduct defines standards of governance, management, financial control and reporting with which non-government development organisations (NGDOs) should comply. In addition, it identifies mechanisms to ensure accountability in NGDO use of public funds.

The Code aims to maintain and enhance standards throughout the NGDO community, ensuring public confidence in the integrity of individuals and Organisations comprising the NGDO community, and the quality and effectiveness of NGDO programs.

01 Sep 2002 description

Seeking to reflect global best practice in relation to the provision of humanitarian assistance, this document outlines guiding principles for NGO interaction with the military to assist NGOs in maintaining organisational integrity and focus on the people in need in a humanitarian emergency.  

The principles were developed in the context of humanitarian agencies increasingly working in complex emergencies and natural disasters with a military presence, forcing more direct engagement than ever before between the military, local population and humanitarian agencies.