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DAC Recommendation on the OECD Legal Instruments Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus

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DAC Recommendation on the OECD Legal Instruments Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus

The Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Recommendation on the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus was adopted by the DAC at its Senior Level Meeting on 22 February 2019. At the centre of strengthening the coherence between humanitarian, development and peace efforts, is the aim of effectively reducing people’s needs, risks and vulnerabilities, supporting prevention efforts and thus, shifting from delivering humanitarian assistance to ending need. This will be critical in reducing the humanitarian caseload, and ensuring that we meet our collective pledge of “leaving no-one behind”. This requires the engagement of a diverse range of actors, based on their respective comparative advantage, a shared understanding of risk and vulnerability and an approach that prioritises ‘prevention always, development wherever possible, humanitarian action when necessary’. This approach should also be supported by the right kind of financing, drawing from diverse funding sources to ensure that the right resources are in the right place at the right time.

Date of Publication
Type of Resource
Target Audience
Civil Society
Intergovernmental Organization
Private Sector
Source / Publisher
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Geographic Scope
Workstream Output
Regional Review Process
GCM Objectives
Cross Cutting Theme
Sustainable development
Whole-of-government approach
Whole-of-society approach
Migration and Development

*References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).