The Assembly

Responsibilities and tasks

The Assembly is the ICRC's supreme governing body. It is in charge of oversight of the organization and ensures that the organization carries out its mission. It formulates policy, defines general objectives and strategy, and approves the budget and accounts.

The Assembly sets out the framework for cooperation and working relationships with the other components of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and recognizes new National Societies which fulfil the requisite conditions.

The Assembly comprises between 15 and 25 co-opted Swiss nationals. They are appointed for a four-year term of office which can be renewed twice. The age limit is 72 years.
(See Internal Regulations, Articles 11 to 16)

Membership

At 1 October 2015: Peter Maurer, Christine Beerli, Mauro Arrigoni, Hugo Bänziger, François Bugnion, Jacques Chapuis, Melchior de Muralt, Maya Hertig Randall, Alexis Keller, Jürg Kesselring, Thierry Lombard, Laura Sadis, Doris Schopper, Rolf Soiron, Béatrice Speiser, Bruno Staffelbach and Heidi Tagliavini.
(See biographies of the members of the ICRC)

Standing commissions

The Recruitment and Remuneration Commission is responsible for selecting new members in such a way as to ensure the ICRC has the right range of skill sets, establishing the selection criteria, and determining the remuneration of the organization's senior managers.

The Audit Commission assists and advises the Assembly in its task of ultimate oversight of the ICRC, verifies that the Assembly's decisions are properly carried out, and ensures that the ICRC's goals are implemented effectively and that risks are managed properly.

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