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Staff Safety and Security

FICSA participates in the Inter-Agency Security Management Network (IASMN), which holds meetings twice a year to consider policy and practical matters related to the safety and security of staff.

IASMN in chaired by the UN Department on Safety and Security (UNDSS), which reports to the General Assembly on the functioning of the security management system, including the annual report on the safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel; annual lessons learned and best practices reports; any other ad hoc reports as required.

UNDSS is responsible for the consolidation, harmonization and promulgation to all duty stations of essential security policies, standards and operational procedures, including United Nations Security Operations Manual and guidelines, and the instruction package for implementation of the revised minimum operating security standards and safety best practices.

It also deploys mobile training teams/training officers to conduct/support safety and security training programmes of other agencies, funds, programmes and organizations of the United Nations security management system as required.