The Assembly Council

Responsibilities and tasks

The Assembly Council is a subsidiary body of the Assembly. It ensures the smooth functioning of the ICRC, in particular as regards human resources and financial management. It approves budget extensions. It prepares the Assembly's discussions on financial matters, particularly those requiring the Assembly's approval with regard to changes in the financial reserves, ICRC funds and foundations, and budgets. It helps identify potential candidates for Directorate positions. The Assembly Council may carry out any of the Assembly's duties in situations requiring an urgent decision.


The Council is composed of five Assembly members (see Internal Regulations, Articles 21 to 25)

Peter Maurer, President
Gilles Carbonnier (from 1st April) - Christine Beerli until then
Bruno Staffelbach
Béatrice Speiser
Barbara Wildhaber
(See biographies)