27th International Conference
of the Red Cross and Red Crescent

Provisional Agenda

Sunday, 31 October

Ceremony of the opening of the Conference

 4:30 p.m.

Monday, 1 November

First Plenary Meeting

 

 

1. Opening of the plenary meeting

2. Election of the Chairman, Vice-Chairmen, Secretary General, two Assistant Secretaries General and other Officers of the Conference

3. Establishment of the Conference's subsidiary bodies
   3.1 Plenary Commission
   3.2 Drafting Committee

4. Adoption of the agenda of the Plenary Commission

5. Information on the procedure for electing the members of the Standing Commission, adopting the Conference Declaration and Plan of Action, and recording pledges

6. Introduction of the Conference Declaration and of the Plan of Action Provisional Agenda and Programme

7. The Humanitarian Commitment: 
7.1 Keynote address by the President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies 
7.2 Keynote address by the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross 
7.3 Keynote address by the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Mrs. Louise Fréchette
7.4 Guest speakers:
- World Health Organization: Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, Director General
- Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: Mrs. Mary Robinson, High Commissioner 
- UNICEF: Mrs. Carol Bellamy, Executive Director 
- World Food Programme: Mrs. Catherine Bertini, Exe-cutive Director

8. Presentation on the "People on War" survey

        

9:00 a:m. - 12:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m

 

Workshops

From
5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 2 November

Plenary Commission

 

 

1. Report on the First Peridodical Meeting on Intemational Huma-nitarian Law
2. Report on the Centennial of the First International Peace Conference
3. Debate on the draft Plan of Action, Theme I : .

"The Protection of victims of armed conflicts through respect of international humanitarian law"

Drafting Committee

9:00 a:m. - 12:30 p.m.

 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

 Workshops

From
5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 3 November

Plenary Commission

 

 

4. Debate on the draft Plan of Action, Theme II : .
"Humanitarian action in times of armed conflict and other disasters."

Drafting Committee
Revision of the draft Plan of Action, with an emphasis on Theme I

9:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

Workshops 

From 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, 4 November

Plenary Commission

 

 

5. Debate on the draft Plan of Action, Theme III :
"Strategic partnership to improve the lives of vulnerable people"

Drafting Committee
Revision of the draft Plan of Action, with an emphasis on Theme II

9:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

Workshops 

From 5:00 p.m.

Friday, 5 November

Second Plenary Meeting

 

 

9. Election of the members of the Standing Commission

10. Reports of the Plenary Commission

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

 

Drafting Committee
Revision of the draft Plan of Action, with an emphasis on Theme III
Finalisation of the Declaration and Plan of Action

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

 

Workshops

2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, 6 November

Final Plenary Meeting

 

 

11. Report on the Workshops

12. Report of the Drafting Committee

13. Adoption of the Conference Declaration and Plan of Action

14. Adoption of other resolutions:
- Empress Shôken Fund
- 12th August Appeal
- Date and place of the 28th International Conference

15. Closing ceremony:
- Reading of the Conference Declaration
- Presentation of recorded pledges

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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