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ICoCA seeks Office Manager

How to become member of the ICoCA?

UK Foreign Office Minister updates Parliament on ICoCA.

The Articles of Association are available in 
English and French

Last listing of Signatory Companies: 
11 new companies signed on 1 September 2013. The total is now 708 companies.

US Department of State anticipates incorporating ICoCA membership as a requirement in the bidding process private security contracts

A Draft Budget for the ICoC Association is now available

The Code is now available in Chinese, Russian, Arabic and Dari 


 
Relevant Links
  International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers
Signatory Companies' Headquarters



The ICoC Oversight Mechanism

From the 19th till the 22nd of February 2013 the drafting conference of the Charter for the Oversight Mechanism took place in Montreux. The aim of the drafting conference was to achieve consensus among participating stakeholders on the final text of the charter for the oversight mechanism, based on a draft prepared by the Temporary Steering Committee (TSC) of the ICoC. The launch conference of the International Code of Conduct Association, which will give shape to the oversight mechanism, will take place on the 19th and 20th of September 2013 in Geneva.
The purpose of this independent governance and oversight mechanism is to ensure the effective implementation of the ICoC through the certification and monitoring of private security providers, as well as through the adoption of a complaint procedure. More information are available here.
 

Information on how to become a member of the ICoC Association can be found here.

A 'Note on Financing the ICoCA' including a draft budget by the Temporary Steering Committee can be found here.

The International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers (ICoC) is a multi-stakeholder initiative convened by the Swiss government. It aims to set private security industry principles and standards based on international human rights and humanitarian law, as well as to improve accountability of the industry by establishing an external independent oversight mechanism. The Articles of Association seek to establish this mechanism which will include certification, auditing, monitoring and reporting. By signing the ICoC, signatory companies publicly commit to operate in accordance with the Code. Signatory Companies are expected to seek to become members of the Association, which will start its functioning by the middle of 2013.



                                                         
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