INSARAG: 30 Years Of Urban Search and Rescue

On 6 October 2021 Poland virtually hosted the 3rd INSARAG Global Meeting. The network of policy and technical experts discussed and deliberated on new ways of delivering value-added life-saving assistance, aiming to be fit for the future.

The event provided an opportunity for USAR teams from all over the world to share their expertise and to learn from best practices across the regions striving for a global approach. During the 3rd IGM, the Warsaw Declaration was approved and launched. The theme of the meeting was “Strengthen Quality, Predictability, Speed and Flexibility in Support of National and Local Capacities.”

In 2021, INSARAG is celebrating 30 years of life-saving assistance. The Global Meeting offered a unique opportunity to celebrate the anniversary and launch a series of products  to commemorate INSARAG’s birthday, all of them are available here:

IGM Portal is now available at this link. It is a dedicated website designed as a ‘one-stop shop’ for all of the information related to the 3rd IGM. You can find more information on this link.

3rd IGM 2021 Statistics

• 1-month remote event

• 778 participants in the 5 network meetings

• 1 Global Meeting – Over 350 participants from 150 Member States and organizations
Endorsement of the Warsaw Declaration
Launch of the INSARAG Exposure Story
Launch of This is INSARAG

• 3 Regional Meetings
Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting – 105 participants
Africa-Europe-Middle East Regional Meeting – 100 participants
Americas Regional Meeting – 83 participants

• 1 Technical Working Group and Team Leaders Meeting – 140 participants

• 1 Virtual Exhibition Area
26 virtual exhibition stands established
5 live sessions

• 1 Canvas Sheet
85 photos
4 videos

• 6 Technical Discussion Forums

Endorsed IGM Warsaw Declaration

3rd INSARAG Global Meeting
06 October 21 (13:00-16:00)Recording of the meeting at these links:
– English
– Spanish
Chairman Summary at this link
INSARAG Asia Pacific (AP) Regional Meeting1 September 21 (03:00-06:00)Chairman Summary at this link
INSARAG Africa-Europe-Middle East (AEME) Regional Meeting3 September 21 (08:00-11:00)Recording of the meeting at this link
Technical Meeting of Working Groups and Team Leaders14 September 21 (12:00-14:00)Recording of the meeting at this linkChairman Summary at this link
INSARAG & UNDAC Americas Regional Meeting14 September 21 (19:00-22:00)

Key documents can be consulted here:

IGM Final List of Participants

IGM Programme 2021