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Council of Delegates 1995: Resolution 8

02-12-1995 Resolution

Henry Dunant Institute

Council of Delegates of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, Geneva, Switzerland, 1 - 2 December 1995

The Council of Delegates,

appreciating the 30 years of activity of the Henry Dunant Institute and its contribution to the strengthening of the Movement's unity and universality and to its development worldwide,

 affirming the value of research and training,

 noting the ever-growing number of efficient research and training institutions,

 realizing the increasing possibilities of new information and communication technologies,

 taking note of the fact that the ICRC, the International Federation and many National Societies have set up their own information, research and training systems,

1.  invites the ICRC, the International Federation and the Swiss Red Cross, as the co-founding bodies of the Institute, to examine and redefine, before the end of 1996, the role and functions of the Henry Dunant Institute so as to devote its intellectual, financial and material resources to activities that serve to clarify and illuminate the policies and strategies that are common to the Movement;

2.  invites National Societies to give full support to the redefinition and reinforcement of the Henry Dunant Institute;

3.  requests the ICRC, the International Federation and the Swiss Red Cross to report on progress to the 1997 meeting of the Council of Delegates.