The ISS General Secretariat has been based in Geneva, Switzerland, since 1924. It is a legal entity recognised under Swiss law.
The ISS General Secretariat is in charge of the following collective tasks for the network:
Guaranteeing the coherence and coordination of network's activities;
Developing and strengthening the operational capacity of network's members;
Coordinating, sustaining, supervising and assessing the functioning of network's activities;
Organizing the communication and knowledge sharing of the organization;
Representing the organization and advocating at an international level.
Its Secretary General (aka CEO) is currently Mr. Jean Ayoub, a senior executive in International and Humanitarian Affairs with more than 35 years of experience in development, emergency management, people and program management.
The ISS network
The ISS network is composed of members (including members ad interim) in more than 120 countries and a General Secretariat.
Members are either not-for-profit organizations, legally independent or governmental entities considered fully fledged members of ISS. They have signed a special agreement with the General Secretariat aiming for the implementation of one or more activities of the organisation.
Members ad interim are either not-for-profit organisations, legally independent or governmental entities linked to ISS by a general agreement aiming for the implementation of one or more activities of the organisation. These members commit themselves to respecting the ISS methodology and principles.
Contacts are either not-for-profit, private organisations or individuals acting as a reference point on intercountry casework issues for the ISS network in a country.
Members a.i. (ad interim)
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