International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG)

INSARAG is a global network of more than 80 countries and organisations under the United Nations umbrella. INSARAG 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”



A word from our INSARAG Global Chairman

The 2016 INSARAG Steering Group meeting, held as a part of the Humanitarian Networks Partnership Week, has successfully concluded in Geneva, Switzerland on 3 February 2016. The meeting was a good platform for us all to consider the current challenges facing INSARAG, and they will be further discussed in various Regional, Team Leaders' and Working Group’s meetings later this year, with a view of developing some concrete resolutions. As we move forward in 2016, .... (read more)


Ambassador Manuel Bessler
INSARAG Chairman