The following two additions to the Organisation Registration Agency codelist have been proposed upon request of new publishers. Following successful approval from the IATI technical team they will be added to the codelist within a week.
Name: Commercial Registry, Federal Office of Justice, Switzerland
Description: The Swiss Commercial Register is administered by the cantons under the supervision of the Swiss Confederation. All the commercial register entries made by the cantonal register offices are published in the Swiss Official Gazette of Commerce (SOGC) after having been checked and approved by the Federal Commercial Registry Office.
Public database: Yes
Code: SS- RRC
Name: South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission
Description: The South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (SSRRC) is an agency of the Government of South Sudan. It is the operational arm of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management. The NGO Act 2016 added additional powers to the agency to register any NGO interested in operating in South Sudan.
URL: www.goss-online.org (not functional currently)
Public database: No
Hi Yohanna, thank you for flagging this. I agree that there is a wider discussion to be had, which I know has been started some time ago, about registration for international NGOs. You have probably seen the posts on Discuss related to organisation identifiers as part of the Codelist Management tech paper. I think there will be a useful discussion at the TAG on this.
Specifically for the South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission, the NGO Act was introduced in 2016 governing both national and international Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in South Sudan. As such, I think that it should be added to the registration agency list, but happy to hear other views.
Yohanna Loucheur Let us know if there are any other comments you would like to add on the South Sudan registration agency. Otherwise, as the 7 days discussion period has passed and the IATI technical team has now approved the two agencies, we would like to go ahead with adding the codes to our existing codelist.