No agreement by States on Mechanism to Strengthen Compliance with rules of War

No agreement by States on Mechanism to Strengthen Compliance with rules of War

After four years of extensive consultations, States have been unable to agree on a new mechanism proposed by the ICRC and the government of Switzerland to strengthen compliance with international humanitarian law (IHL). The decision was taken at the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, which draws to a close today in Geneva.

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Governments & Red Cross Red Crescent Aim to Tackle Immense Humanitarian Challenges

Governments & Red Cross Red Crescent Aim to Tackle Immense Humanitarian Challenges

Next week, representatives of nearly every government in the world, the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, and partner organizations will gather in Geneva, Switzerland for the 32nd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. 

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Launch of Voices to Action - A Global Initiative for Local Solutions

Launch of Voices to Action - A Global Initiative for Local Solutions

This week, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement launched Voices to Action, a global initiative to gather community solutions to some of today’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. 

Thoughts and ideas generated through a dedicated website – www.voicestoaction.org – and at community events in five countries will be shared with governments at the 32nd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in December – ensuring local voices are represented in the global discussions.

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