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Financing of the ICRC by National Societies

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 24

The Twenty-fifth International Conference of the Red Cross,

 having taken note of the report submitted by the Commission for the Financing of the ICRC,

 having noted with satisfaction an increase in the financial support for the ICRC by a growing number of National Societies,

 noting the ICRC's financial needs arising from the increase in its permanent activities, as set out in the document entitled The International  Committee of the Red Cross and its future -Five-year Programme, which was published in August 1985 and forwarded to all National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies,

 recalling the resolutions relative to the financing of the ICRC adopted .by previous International Conferences,

 1. thanks National Societies which have, on the basis of Resolution XVIII of the Twenty-fourth International Conference, voluntarily contributed to the financing of the ICRC,

 2. invites them to continue their efforts in order to enable the ICRC to meet the increase in its permanent expenditure,

 3. mandates the Commission for the Financing of the ICRC to set eac year, in conjunction with the ICRC, the rate of the National Societies'overall voluntary contribution to the financing of the ICRC's regular budget, this rate being expressed as a percentage of the regular budget expenditure and it being understood that the said rate shall on no account entail an increase of more than ten per cent from one year to the next in the contribution of each National Society, and that each National Society's share in these contributions shall be equal to the percentage assigned to that Society in the League's scale of contributions,

 4. reiterates its appeal to National Societies which have not yet contributed to the financing of the ICRC, by emphasizing the importance o demonstrating universal solidarity, even through symbolic contributions,

 5. urges all National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to intensify their support for the ICRC in its approaches to their governments.




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