Global Networks

World Service participates in and contributes to other international humanitarian networks and organizations, including the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR); the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) Alliance; the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA); Voluntary Organisations in Cooperation in Emergencies (VOICE), and the Sphere standards network.

We support and actively participate in the development of the Global Compact on Refugees and the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), and seek to integrate the Istanbul Principles into our plans and practices as part of a collective effort to increase development effectiveness.

Close dialogue and engagement with UNHCR are further strengthened at global levels by our presence in Geneva. We are active contributors to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process of the UN Human Rights Council and to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), which enables our global advocacy efforts to reinforce the effect we are aiming for at local and national levels.