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About the General Assembly

  • What is the General Assembly of the IFRC?

    The Constitution of the IFRC defines the General Assembly as the supreme body of the International Federation that determines the vision and strategy of the International Federation, and the general policies that govern the International Federation and the National Societies. It involves delegates from all 191 recognized National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and meets every two years to define the overall policy of the IFRC.
  • What is the purpose of the General Assembly 2019?

    will provide a platform for National Societies to affirm the global ambition for the next decade.
    ·  Endorse and approve Strategy 2030
    ·  Provide National Societies with ideas about how they can implement Strategy 2030
    ·  For the first time in the history of the IFRC, youth volunteers will directly elect their Youth Commission and the Chair, who is a member of the Governing Board.
  • What to expect and how to contribute?

    Statutory Deadlines:
    4 July mailing of convocation and provisional agenda
    26 October 2019 despatch of official documents
    Consultation on the content and its timetable
    January 2019– 11 April 2019: consultation on the draft provisional agenda
    Secretary General will incorporate the input of the National Societies and submit it for approval to the Governing Board which will meet between 1-3 May 2019
  • Who attends the General Assembly?

    The General Assembly is attended by members of the International Federation only. This includes all National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.  Each of the delegations has equal rights expressed by a single vote.
  • When and where is the General Assembly taking place?

    The General Assembly takes place every two years.  When it is held in an International Conference year, the General Assembly takes place in Geneva. Outside of a Conference year, the location of the General Assembly may vary, and is usually hosted in the home country of different National Societies.