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Council of Delegates 1997: Resolution 3

27-11-1997 Resolution

The 27th International Conference of the Red Cross 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 Standing Commission’s report on the 27th International Conference and its attachment, entitled “Voting Procedures for Elected Members of the Standing Commission”,

1.  considers that the 27th International Conference is of particular importance as it will take place just prior to the next millennium and in the year of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Geneva Conventions and will give the Movement the opportunity to reassert its key role in humanitarian work throughout the world;

2.  approves the Commission’s concept for the Conference as set out in the report and endorses the proposals summarized in paragraphs 1 to 13 of Section 7;

3.  encourages all components of the Movement to be active in promoting the Conference and to commit adequate resources, human and financial, to this task, and to urge States to do likewise;

4.  accepts the Commission’s preliminary selection of topics for the Conference, noting that these topics may be subject to change in the light of events and developments between now and the Conference;

5.  requests the organizers of the Conference to implement the streamlined Voting Procedures for Elected Members of the Standing Commission at the 27th International Conference.