OCHA Central Register

In December 1991, the General Assembly requested the United Nations to “establish a central register of all specialized personnel and teams of technical specialists, as well as relief supplies, equipment and services available within the United Nations system and from Governments and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, that can be called upon at short notice by the United Nations” (Resolution A/RES/46/182 adopted on 19 December 1991).

In line with this request, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has established a Central Register of Disaster Management Capacities (Central Register) as an operational tool to support, in conjunction with other measures, the United Nations system and the international community as a whole in their efforts to ensure expeditious delivery of the required humanitarian emergency assistance.

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