The Humanitarian UAV Code of Conduct informs the safe, responsible and effective use of civilian drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in humanitarian settings.
The Code was launched in 2014 by the Humanitarian UAV Network (UAViators). It was revised by more than 60 organizations through multiple open, multi-stakeholder consultations over the course of two years. In 2015, dedicated guidelines were added to the Code of Conduct to provide further guidance on Data Protection, Community Engagement, Effective Partnerships and Conflict Sensitivity.
The Code of Conduct becomes applicable to any UAV operator within a humanitarian setting or with humanitarian intentions. Parties interested in joining the list of signatories to the Code of Conduct are welcome.