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Managing Risk – Why, when, how?

An ever-changing world means challenges to traveller safety that range from extreme weather conditions to civil unrest and terrorism. This document is intended to be a call to action – a risk policy is a must for any organisation that has people travelling, whether in the UK or further afield.

In producing this white paper, Key Travel consulted with experts and practitioners to look at the variety of risks humanitarian workers may encounter when travelling, what the options are for mitigating those risks and how policies should be constructed and disseminated to all parties.

An effective risk management programme is an ongoing process that starts before departure, continues for the duration and re-engages with the traveller on their return and beyond. The paper covers legal elements and explores the technology available to support your policy.


Office Closure

A concise GISF Guide on the safe and secure closure of offices or programmes. Accompanied by practical tools.

Security in the Field: Information for staff members of the United Nations system

This guideline informs on the existing security arrangements and the UN individual staff's responsibility in this regard. Based on the Field Security Handbook, this guideline also contains information regarding practical, common- sense measures which each staff member can take to minimize the risks he/she may face.

No time to lose: Promoting the Accountability of the Afghan National Security Forces

This paper outlines key concerns regarding the conduct of the ANSF, with a focus on violations of human rights and humanitarian law, and provides a brief analysis of the legal responsibilities of states that support the ANSF.  The paper concludes with a discussion (and critique) of some of the more…