Supporting International and National Agreements

Technical assistance will be provided by Flagship 2 for the implementation of key international and regional standards for the provision of international assistance during large-scale disasters. In collaboration with Flagship 5 of the NRRC, Flagship 2 will identify and recommend legislative measures to support the implementation of relevant international guidelines. It is necessary to ensure that national legislation is flexible enough to accommodate the specific requirements of an emergency in certain operational areas and activities, and to ensure compatibility between the GoN mechanisms and international response best practices.

The GoN has signed the Customs Model Agreement (one of only 3 countries globally to have signed to date) which allows international responders easier access to enter the country with personnel, goods and equipment. Work has to be undertaken to translate the agreement into practical action and preparedness measures.