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The Shelter Meeting coordinates information flows, past and future projects and good practice to facilitate a common understanding between humanitarian sector stakeholders.
Shelter Meeting eligibility
Eligible to apply to participate in Shelter Meeting are all governments, donors, NGOs, members of the Red Cross Movement, International Organisations and United Nations bodies, and independent humanitarian shelter specialists, not-for-profit academic and independent research bodies, think tanks, and professional bodies.
The Meeting is not normally open to participants or observers from the armed forces or foreign offices of governments as, in accordance with the Red Cross Code of Conduct, both the Shelter Meeting and Shelter Centre endeavour not to act as instruments of government foreign policy.
Not eligible to apply are participants or observers from the commercial sector, or their representatives, however the work or products of commercial companies may be discussed. International humanitarian organisations and world leading private construction sector capacity have the opportunity to engage in discussion during the Shelter Partners Forum that takes place on the day before the Shelter Meeting.
Terms and conditions
All material published by Shelter Centre should be referenced appropriately, including material on all websites such as the presentations made during Shelter Meeting sessions.
Organisations and individuals wishing to participate in or observe at the Shelter Meeting are expected to respect the Red Cross Code of Conduct.
Shelter Meetings are held under the Chatham House Rule:
"When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed".
The Chatham House Rule originated with the aim of providing anonymity to speakers and to encourage openness and the sharing of information. It is now used throughout the world as an aid to free discussion. Shelter Meeting participants are requested to acknowledge and respect the Chatham House Rule.