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Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
22 June 2006



22-06-2006    
29th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent - Resolution 1
29th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, Geneva, 20 to 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.

Annex to Resolution 1



Proposed amendments to the statutes of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

Statutes of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

Title

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)
Article 3

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."

Article 4

Replace as follows
Article 4, paragraph 5: "5. Use a name and distinctive emblem in conformity with the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols."


Article 21

Replace as follows
Article 21, paragraph 2: "2. The present amended Statutes shall enter into force on 22 June 2006.


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