Inviting Feedback to the 'Humanitarian UAV Update Code of Conduct'
The Humanitarian UAV Network is inviting interested persons, entities and organizations within the International Humanitarian field to comment and contribute to the next version of the Humanitarian UAV/Drone Code of Conduct and Guidelines by the 1st of October 2018.
Background to the call
In May 2018, WeRobotics co-organized an Experts Meeting on Drones in Humanitarian Action. The Meeting amongst many other outcomes, revised the existing Humanitarian UAV/ Drone Code of Conduct considering developments in the use of drones in conflict zones and for cargo delivery.
The sessions which were well represented by leading experts from different disciplines examined various aspects of drone usage.
One of the key agenda outcome was the goal of updating the Humanitarian UAV/ Drone Code of Conduct by the end of 2018. This present call is a follow up of this agenda item.
Humanitarian UAV Code of Conduct: Quick into
The code was launched in 2014 by the Humanitarian UAV Network (UAViators) and it was thereafter revised by more than 60 organizations through an open multi-stakeholder consultation over two years.
In 2015, some dedicated guidelines were added to the Code of Conduct to provide guidance on Data Protection, Effective Partnerships, Conflict Sensitivity and Community Engagement.
The code is applicable on any UAV operator within a humanitarian setting or with humanitarian intentions.
Feedback to the Code of Conduct
To contribute to the Humanitarian UAV/Drone Code of Conduct and Guidelines, first review the existing UAV Code of Conduct and use this form to provide feedback, preferable no later than October 1st, 2018.
A public volunteer-driven committee will review all feedback received and update the Code accordingly.
More information available here