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Sphere Project celebrates 10th anniversary

The Sphere Project celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2007. To mark the occasion, a special report has been published, '10 years of Sphere in Action, enhancing the quality and accountability of humanitarian action'. This report aims to provide a degree of insight into the first ten years of the Sphere Project. It includes examples both from those who 'govern' the Project and those who 'use' the Humanitarian Charter and the Minimum Standards, citing first-hand experiences and case studies from diverse contexts.

The report is available for download in PDF format and as a Flash presentation at: http://www.sphereproject.org/content/view/301/32/lang,English/

A Memorandum of Agreement has been signed with 'Books for Change' in India to print a low cost, English language edition of 'The Sphere Project: Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response' handbook, 2004 edition. The handbook is available for 210 Indian Rupees (discounts for bulk orders) in the following countries only: India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Maldives (Sales Territories).

Requests should be addressed directly to: Shoba Ramachandran, Publisher and Chief Editor at Books for Change, 139 Richmond Road, Bangalore 560 025, Karnataka, India Ph: +91-80-25580346 Fax: +91-80-25586284 Email: shoba.ram@actionaid.org

The Sphere Project team also invite registered Sphere Project members to update their contact details online, to send news articles on the Sphere related activities and to include any 'Sphere event' in the events calendar on the Sphere Project website.

For further information, contact: Laura Lopez-Bech, The Sphere Project, http://www.sphereproject.org Tel.: +41 (0) 22 730 4482 Fax: +41 (0) 22 730 4905 email: laura.lopez@ifrc.org

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