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Convocation to the 26th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, Geneva (Switzerland), 3-7 December 1995

30-06-1995 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 306

Geneva, 31 May 1995

The Standing Commission of the Red Cross and Red Crescent mandated the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to organize the 26th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. It will be held in Geneva (Switzerland) from 3 to 7 December 1995.

This Conference will be preceded by the 36th Session of the Executive Council and the 10th Session of the General Assembly of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the Council of Delegates of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and various other meetings of particular interest to the Movement.

This is the convocation for the members of the International Conference which, pursuant to Article 9 of the Statutes of the Movement, are:

- duly recognized National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies,

- the International Committee of the Red Cross,

- the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies,

- the States parties to the Geneva Conventions.

Pursuant to Rule 5 of the Rules of Procedure of the Movement, this convocation is also being sent to observers to inform them that this Conference is going to be held.

Please find attached:

- the programme of the Conference,

- the provisional annotated agenda of the Conference,

- the registration and hotel registration form (to be duly filled i n and returned within the indicated deadline), the list of hotel prices, a map of Geneva,

- a brochure on the 26th International Conference.

Rule 6 (para. 2) of the Rules of Procedure of the Movement stipulates " observations, amendments or additions to the provisional agenda must be received by the Standing Commission at least sixty days before the opening of the Conference.... "  All comments to this effect must thus be sent to the following address by 3 October 1995:

 Secretariat of the Standing Commission of the Red Cross and Red Crescent C.P. 372 1211 Geneva 19 (Switzerland)  

Lastly, the Standing Commission has decided to nominate Ambassador Jean-Daniel Biéler, who has been put at its disposal by the Swiss Government, as Commissioner responsible for assisting the International Committee and the International Federation with respect to preparations for the Conference.

 Mario Villarroel Lander  

 President  

 International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies  

    

 Cornelio Sommaruga  

 President  

 International Committee of the Red Cross  

    




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