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, which when correctly followed, will ensure that analysis includes the needed variety of experts from relevant institutions and organizations, and that it is conducted following a consensus-based, unbiased approach. Table 21 provides an overview of these protocols; specific tools and procedures are provided below for each protocol.