Saving Lives Together - A Framework for Improving Security Arrangements among IGOs, NGOs and the UN in the Field

Manual and Guideline
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Endorsed by the IASC Principals in August 2011

The Steering Group on Security (SGS) was established by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) in December 2008 to improve UN and non-UN cooperation on security issues. The SGS oversaw the revision of the Saving Lives Together (SLT) framework, which was simplified to six areas of focus and piloted in selected countries. The 2006 version of SLT is superseded by this document.

SLT is a series of recommendations aimed at enhancing UN and NGO security collaboration in the field. Under the SLT framework, the humanitarian community contributes to the collection, analysis and dissemination of critical security and safety information. Information and analysis is made available to humanitarian security managers in the interest of our mutual safety and all decisions made, on the basis of, or with consideration to, such information remains the responsibility of their respective organisations