Background documents and reports


30th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, Geneva, 26 to 30 November 2007. Official working documents of the 30th International Conference.

Official working documents have been issued on 11 October 2007 to all members of the International Conference and to observers. It provides them with background documents on the four Objectives of the Conference, and the resolutions and Declaration submitted for adoption.


The objectives for the Conference are as follows:


 Objective 1 - The need for collaborative action and partnerships between States, the components of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and other stakeholders in addressing humanitarian challenges of common concern

  • Background document (30IC/07/5.1) prepared jointly by the ICRC and the International Federation. The purpose of these documents is to prepare the general debate and possible Declaration of the Conference regarding the need for collaborative action and partnerships between States, components of the Movement and other stakeholders to address the specifichumanitarianconsequences of the following challenges:  
  • environmental degradation, including climate change;
  • international migration;
  • violence, in particular in urban settings;
  • emergent and recurrent diseases and other public health challenges, such as access to health care.

Objective 2 - The specific nature of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in action and partnerships and the role of National Societies as auxiliaries to the public authorities in the humanitarian field

Objective 3 - Reaffirmation and implementation of international humanitarian law: Preserving Human Life and Dignity in Armed Conflict 

Objective 4 - Strengthening the legal frameworks for International response to disasters 


Follow-up to the 28th International Conference - The ICRC and the International Federation have produced this report on the follow-up to the 28th International Conference on the basis of information received from members before 31 July 2007 and posted on the Database "Follow-up to the 28th International Conference".


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