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Standing Comission of the Red Cross and Red Crescent

31-12-1999 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 836

Election of five members by the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent

The Standing Commission comprises nine members, namely five who are members of different National Societies, each elected in a personal capacity by the International Conference, two representatives of the ICRC (including the President) and two representatives of the International Federation (including the President).

After the election of November 1999 the Standing Commission is now composed of the following members:

a) National Society members:

 H.R.H. Princess Margriet of the Netherlands (Netherlands Red Cross)

 Christina Magnuson (Swedish Red Cross) 

 Tadateru Kono e (Japanese Red Cross Society)

 Dr Mohammed Al-Hadid (Jordan National Red Crescent Society)

 Dr Abdul Rahman A. Al Swailem (Saudi Arabian Red Crescent Society)

b) other members:

 Dr Astrid Heiberg (President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies)

 Cornelio Sommaruga (President of the International Committee of the Red Cross)

 George Weber (Secretary General of the International Federation)

 Yves Sandoz (Director for International Law and Communication, ICRC)

At its first meeting the Standing Commission elected Princess Margriet of the Netherlands as its Chairwoman and Dr Mohammed Al-Hadid as Vice-Chairman.

 The Review  

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