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Adoption of the Statutes and of the Rules of Procedure of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

31-12-1986 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 256

25th International Conference of the Red Cross, Geneva, 23 to 31 October 1986, Resolution 31

The Twenty-fifth International Conference of the Red Cross,

 prompted by the wish to further the humanitarian work of the Red Cross and Red Crescent,

 1. adopts the Statutes of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and the Rules of Procedure of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in the form in which they are presented to the Conference,

 2. decides that they shall enter into force on 8 November 1986, the anniversary of the publication, in 1862, of Henry Dunant's book A Memory of Solferino.