SDC Contribution to the 32nd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

Progetto concluso

The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is among the most important partners of Switzerland in the implementation of the core mandate of its Humanitarian Aid. As the highest deliberative body, the international conference is of great importance for the Movement’s work, as well as for the promotion of international humanitarian law (IHL). The support for the conference, and thereby for the Movement, as well as the strengthening of IHL are strong priorities for Switzerland.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Assistenza umanitaria & RRC
Diritti umani
Stato di diritto - democrazia - diritti dell'uomo
Assistenza materiale
Diritti dell'uomo (diritti delle donne inclusi)
01.09.2014 - 30.06.2016
CHF  690’800

The XXXII edition of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Conference will be held in Geneva on 8-10 December 2015. The conference brings together every four years the 196 signatory states to the Geneva Conventions, the 189 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). It is the Movement’s main body of governance.


A strong and coherent Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement with a functioning governance that is well positioned to carry forward the fundamental principles and international humanitarian law (IHL).

Gruppi target

ICRC, IFRC, National Red Cross and Red Cross Societies, Donor Governments.

Effetti a medio termine
  1. The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is strengthened, and its governance is assured.
  2. IHL, the fundamental principles and the discussions on other relevant normative questions are brought up to date and are advanced.
  3. The 32nd Conference is held in a dynamic and results-oriented fashion and is better positioned in the multilateral landscape.
  4. Switzerland played an active and visible role in the lead up to as well as during the conference. Switzerland took a leading role in one or two important conference themes.
  5. The conference is successfully held in Geneva, and the value of Geneva as a humanitarian hub is reiterated.

Risultati principali attesi:  

  1. Modern and innovative conference design and concept;
  2. Conference organizers empowered and supported by Commissioner;
  3. A number of relevant side events;
  4. Study on SGBV in Disasters;
  5. Visible role of Switzerland in conference welcome reception;
  6. Side-events organized by Switzerland;
  7. Travel fund for delegations from LDCs.

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Aiuto umanitario
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
ONG internazionale o straniera
  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
  • Soccorso operaio svizzero

Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF    690’800 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF    450’803
Fasi del progetto Fase 3 01.01.2024 - 30.06.2025   (Fase in corso)

Fase 1 01.09.2014 - 30.06.2016   (Completed)