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Regional delegation in Kuala Lumpur - ICRC Annual Report 2009

19-05-2010 Annual Report No 2009

Having worked in Malaysia since 1972, the ICRC opened its regional delegation in Kuala Lumpur in 2001 and an office in Japan in 2009. It works with government representatives, leaders, experts and National Societies to promote humanitarian issues and gain their support for its activities. It encourages the ratification and implementation of IHL treaties and the incorporation of IHL into military training and academic curricula. The delegation hosts the ICRC’s regional resource centre,which supports delegations in East and South-East Asia and the Pacific in promoting IHL and strengthening support for the ICRC's humanitarian action and cooperation within the Movement.