27th International Conference 1999: Resolution 3
Resolution on Emblems
27th International Conference of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, Geneva, Switzerland, 31 October - 6 November 1999
The 27th International Conference,
taking into account Resolution 2 concerning the establishment of a working group on the emblems adopted by the Council of Delegates on 29 October 1999,
recognising the points raised in the above-mentioned Resolution,
accepts the proposals made in the Resolution.
Council of Delegates of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (Geneva, 28-30 October 1999) / Resolution 2: Emblem
The Council of Delegates,
recognising the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement's fundamental principle of universality and the common goal of States, which are parties to the Geneva Conventions, and of the Movement to remove any obstacles to the universal application of the 1949 Geneva Conventions,
further recognising the current problems in some States and National Societies regarding the emblems of the red cross or red crescent,
taking into account and commending the work and consultations undertaken since 1995 by the Standing Commission of the Red Cross and Red Crescent at the request of the Movement, and in particular resolution 2 of the 1997 Council of Delegates,
1. calls upon the 27th International Conference
a) to invite the Standing Commission of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent to establish a joint working group from the Movement and States on the emblems with a mandate to find a comprehensive solution, as rapidly as possible, which is acceptable to all parties in terms of substance and procedure,
b) to invite the Standing Commission of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, to nominate the membership of the joint working group which will represent the shared responsibility of the Movement and States on the emblem, and to establish its terms of reference,
c) to request the Standing Commission of the Red Cross and Red Crescent to establish the practical arrangements with States to carry out the tasks of the joint working group.
d) to request the joint working group to report back, through the Standing Commission, to the 2001 Council of Delegates and to the 28th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.