Donor Support Group (DSG)

The ICRC Donor Support Group (DSG) is a unique and privileged collective consisting of the ICRC's top government and institutional donors. It provides a platform for exchanges on key ICRC policies, priorities and programming.

The DSG was established at the initiative of several government representatives who attended the Wolfsberg Humanitarian Forum and the ICRC roundtable on preventive action in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1997. During these events, the ICRC's major donors expressed their wish to have more insight into the organization's policy and programming.

In May 1998, the Government of the Netherlands facilitated an initial meeting between the ICRC and its ten largest donors, each represented by the respective government officials in charge of humanitarian aid. These ten donors went on to become the first members of the DSG.

Since then, the ICRC's DSG has grown to more than 20 members. Each year, the ICRC provides its DSG with unique access and insights into the organization and its operations, allowing the DSG members to better understand the humanitarian challenges that the ICRC faces. It also enables a conducive environment for open and transparent exchanges, in order to strengthen ongoing discussions and mutual understanding around on a wide range of issues of interest such as:

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DSG Members 2023-2024DSG Events ListCriteria for Membership
  • In order to become a member of the DSG, the entity must be a government, a supranational organization or an international institution exclusively composed of governments.
  • It must contribute a minimum of 10 million Swiss francs (CHF) in cash in a Swiss calendar year (January – December).
  • The CHF 10 million must be a direct contribution to the ICRC.
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