INSARAG is a global network of more than 90 countries and organizations under the United Nations umbrella. The network deals with Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) related issues, aiming to establish minimum international standards for USAR teams and methodology for international coordination in earthquake response based on the INSARAG Guidelines endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 57/150 of 2002, on Strengthening the Effectiveness and Coordination of International Urban Search and Rescue Assistance.
INSARAG GUIDELINES 2020
The INSARAG Guidelines provide a methodology to guide countries affected by a sudden-onset disaster causing large-scale structural collapse, as well as international USAR Teams responding in the affected country. The Guidelines also outlines the role of the UN in assisting affected countries in on-site coordination.
Reviewed and updated between 2018 to 2020, the INSARAG Guidelines 2020 incorporates six new areas from the 2015 version that were endorsed by the ISG; (i) IER Pre-Greening Process, (ii) INSARAG Recognised National Accreditation Process (IRNAP), (iii) USAR Coordination Cell (UCC), (iv) Information Management, (v) Classified Light Teams and (vi) Beyond the Rubble.
For greater outreach, UNOCHA Iran translated the INSARAG guidelines 2020 into Persian. You can also find the complete English Guidelines 2020 with their annexes here.