Protocols for completing Function 1

Function 1 promotes a neutral and participatory process to build technical consensus by ensuring that classifications are carried out through multi-agency and multi-sectoral analysis teams, and by providing general guidelines to achieve consensus.

There are two protocols for completing Function 1 that, when correctly followed, will ensure that the analysis includes the needed variety of experts from relevant institutions and organizations, and that it is conducted following a consensus-based and unbiased approach. Table 33 provides an overview of these protocols; specific tools and procedures are provided below for each protocol.