Since October 2020 the pilot version of the Universal Logistics Standards (ULS) is accessible to all those people, organizations and institutions who want to improve Quality and Accountability of logistics operations in humanitarian aid.
Based on a review of existing standards, guidelines and best practices, the Technical Advisory Group, made up of more than twenty experts from different parts of the world, defined the format and scope of the Standards. The first draft of the ULS was launched in May 2020 and reviewed in a consultation process involving 190 participants from five regions along a total of 17 sessions in 3 languages.
The Pilot version of the handbook is a live document. It will be revised based on the piloting experiences as well as further feedback and recommendations.
All actors involved in the humanitarian response are invited to test the pilot version of the ULS and provide feedback. Supporting materials to guide trainings and monitoring activities for the pilot will be shared in the coming weeks.