29th International Conference 2006: Resolution 1
29th International Conference of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, Geneva, Switzerland, 20-21 June 2006
The 29th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent,
noting the report of the Standing Commission of the Red Cross and Red Crescent on the follow up to resolution 3 of the 28th International Conference,
taking account of the Third Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions adopted on 8 December 2005 in Geneva, and of the Final Act of the Diplomatic Conference on the emblem,
acknowledging that the Memorandum of Understanding signed on 28 November 2005 and referred to in paragraph 15 of the Final Act of the Diplomatic Conference was concluded in an effort to facilitate the adoption of the Third Protocol and to pave the way for the membership of both signatory societies in the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement,
considering the unique and special situation of the Palestine Red Crescent Society,
emphasizing that the recognition and admission of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society do not under any circumstances create a precedent for any other entity or territory,
guided by the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, in particular the Principle of Universality,
1. adopts the draft amendments to the Statutes of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement annexed hereto;
2. decides that the Third Protocol emblem will henceforth be designated as the «red crystal»,
3. requests the International Committee of the Red Cross to recognize the Palestine Red Crescent Society, and requests the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to admit this Society as a member.
Proposed amendments to the statutes of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
Complete as follows the parenthesis below the title (adopted by the Twenty-fifth International Conference of the Red Cross at Geneva in 1986, amended in 1995 and 2006)
Replace as follows the last sentence of Article 3, paragraph 2: "They also co-operate with their governments to ensure respect for international humanitarian law and to protect the distinctive emblems recognized by the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols."
Replace as follows Article 4, paragraph 5: "5. Use a name and distinctive emblem in conformity with the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols."
Replace as follows Article 21, paragraph 2: "2. The present amended Statutes shall enter into force on 22 June 2006.