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Council of Delegates 1997: Resolution 1

27-11-1997 Resolution

The Standing Commission of the Red Cross and Red Crescent

Council of Delegates of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, Seville, Spain, 25 - 27 November 1997

The Council of Delegates,

having taken note of the report submitted by the Standing Commission on its work since December 1995,

 noting that the establishment, under Article 18, para. 7, of the Statutes of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, of ad hoc bodies can enable the Standing Commission to fulfil its statutory mandate more effectively,

 taking into account the recommendations made by the Advisory Commission on the functioning of the Movement’s statutory bodies,

1.  urges the Standing Commission to continue to take steps to promote harmony in the work of the Movement;

2.  endorses the Standing Commission’s draft model rules of procedure for an arbitration board, drawn up pursuant to Resolution 3, para. 4(c), of the 1995 Council of Delegates;

3.  encourages the Standing Commission to persevere in its implementation of those parts of Resolution 3 of the 1995 Council of Delegates that are relevant to it;

4.  recommends that the Standing Commission associate, as and when it deems necessary, personalities of National Societies, participating in a consultative capacity, in the preparation and organization of the Council of Delegates and the International Conference;

5.  further recommends that the Standing Commission organize structured consultations with National Societies on all Standing Commission issues, taking advantage of regional or other meetings organized within the Movement;

6.  decides that the financial implications of paragraphs 4 and 5 shall be the joint responsibility of the International Federation, the ICRC and the National Societies, on the basis of 25% from the ICRC, 25% from the International Federation and 50% through voluntary contributions of National Societies.