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Regional delegation in Washington - ICRC Annual Report 2009

19-05-2010 Annual Report No 2009

Established in 1995, the Washington regional delegation engages in a regular dialogue on IHL and issues of humanitarian concern with government officials and bodies, academic institutions and other interested groups in Canada and the United States of America. The delegation heightens awareness of the ICRC’s mandate, mobilizes political and financial support for ICRC activities and secures support for IHL implementation. It visits people held at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station,Cuba. It works closely with the American and Canadian Red Cross Societies, focusing on their international activities and the promotion of IHL.