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Council of Delegates 2003: Resolution 1

02-12-2003 Resolution

Work of the Standing Commission of the Red Cross and Red Crescent

Council of Delegates of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, Geneva, Switzerland, 30 November – 2 December 2003

The Council of Delegates,


taking note of the report submitted by the Standing Commission of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (Standing Commission) on its work since November 2001,
commending the Standing Commission and its four working groups for their active involvement of the components of the Movement through the structured consultations and participatory approach in the preparations for the Movement’s statutory meetings,


1. urges the Standing Commission to continue to actively promote cooperation among the components of the Movement and to make proposals to enhance this cooperation;
2. encourages the Standing Commission to continue in line with article 18 of the Statutes of the Movement and with established practice to involve personalities from National Societies and representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (International Federation) and set up such ad hoc working groups as it deems necessary;
3. invites the Standing Commission to maintain a Working Group on the Council of Delegates and to include in its mandate timely planning for the 29th International Conference;
4. encourages the Standing Commission to continue its efforts to further promote harmony in the Movement through its consultations with the components of the Movement using various existing Movement fora;
5. reaffirms Resolutions 1 of the 1997 and 2001 Council of Delegates that the financial implications of paragraphs 2-4 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.