As National Societies, we are encouraged by our successes but have much greater ambitions when it comes to promoting smart and effective law and policy on disasters, climate change adaptation and first aid. We see climate change, in particular, as among the most pressing humanitarian issues with which the Movement must grapple across sectors, and a key driver for the resilience agenda.
Being leaders in disaster and climate policy requires time and resources, but as an auxiliary to government it is our responsibility to use this avenue to affect change that will have life-saving results. To be successful, we need to strengthen our auxiliary role, hone our advocacy skills, invest in developing the data and evidence we need to be persuasive, forge new partnerships and make full use of global conferences and commitments, in particular the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.
- Resolution 3: Sexual and gender-based violence: Joint action on prevention and response (32IC/15/R3)
- Resolution 6: Strengthening legal frameworks for disaster response, risk reduction and first aid (32IC/15/R6)
- Resolution 1 Annex: Declaration: Together for Humanity (30IC)
- Global report: Effective law and policy on gender equality and protection from sexual and gender-based violence in disasters
- The Disaster Law Programme Operational Plan 2018
- The added value of Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies in the development of National Adaptation Plans