Following the annual meeting of the INSARAG Steering Group (ISG), held in Geneva in February 2017, the ISG directed that a new Guidelines Review Group(GRG) be formed to work on a review for the 2020 guidelines version. The INSARAG guidelines form the cornerstone methodology and standards endorsed by United Nations General Assembly Resolution 57/150 of 16 December 2002 on “Strengthening the coordination and effectiveness of international urban search and rescue assistance”.

The Terms of Reference(ToRs) for the Chair and/or Co-Chairs as one of the regional meetings proposed, and that of the Technical Expert membership are attached for your kind review. To maintain continuity and the institutional knowledge of the previous GRG group, former members are also strongly encouraged to apply.

Should your organisation be interested to be considered in participating in the INSARAG GRG, kindly send an email request to the Chair of your Regional Group and the INSARAG Secretariat ( using the attached application form.

Please note that all the nominations should be endorsed by their respective national focal points and complete the application attached and sent to the Secretariat at The deadline for nominations is 26 January 2018.

Thank you again for your strong support and the team in FCSS wishes you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!