Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
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Conferences, Councils and Commissions

The ICRC, the Federation and the National Societies are independent bodies. Each has its own individual status and exercises no authority over the others.

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The bodies of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (International Red Cross) are: - the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent; - the Council of Delegates of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement; - the Standing Commission of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.

The International Conference  of the Red Cross and Red Crescent includes delegations from: - the National Societies; the ICRC; the Federation; States Parties to the Geneva Conventions, at present numbering 188. Normally it is held every four years. Each of these delegations shall have a single vote.

The Council of Delegates includes delegations from: - the National Societies; the ICRC; the International Federation. The Council of Delegates is the meeting of the components of the Movement. It meets on the occasion of each International Conference and, in principle, on the occasion of each General Assembly of the Federation.

The Standing Commission  of the Red Cross and Red Crescent consists of nine members: - five members elected by the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent; two representatives from the ICRC, one of whom shall be the President; two representatives from the International Federation, one of whom shall be the President. In general it meets every six months.

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