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

Proyecto terminado

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.

Región/País Tema Período Presupuesto
Asistencia humanitaria y RRC
Derechos humanos
Estado de derecho - democracia - derechos humanos
Ayuda y servicios materiales de emergencia
Derechos humanos (incluidos los derechos de las mujeres)
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).

Grupos destinarios

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

Efectos a medio plazo
  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.

Resultados previstos:  

  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.

Dirección / Officina Federal responsable COSUDE
Crédito Ayuda humanitaria
Contrapartes del proyecto Contraparte del contrato
ONG internacional o extranjera
  • Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja
  • Obra Suiza de Ayuda Obrera

Presupuesto Fase en curso Presupuesto suizo CHF    690’800 Presupuesto actual suizo ya emitido CHF    450’803
Fases del proyecto Fase 3 01.01.2024 - 30.06.2025   (Fase en curso)

Fase 1 01.09.2014 - 30.06.2016   (Completed)