Seville Agreement --
formally known as "The Agreement on the Organization of the
International Activites on the Components of the international Red
Cross and Red Crescent Movement".
PART IV - IMPLEMENTATION AND FINAL PROVISIONS
Article 10 Implementation
10.1 All components of the Movement undertake to respect and implement
the present Agreement on the organization of their international
activities, in accordance with Article 7 of the Statutes of the
10.2 Each component - the Federation, the ICRC, and National Societies
- is individually responsible for the implementation of the provisions
of this Agreement, and shall instruct its volunteers and staff accordingly.
10.3 Beyond their individual responsibility to implement the provisions
of this Agreement, the ICRC and the Federation, because of their
directing and coordinating roles, have a special responsibility
to ensure that the Agreement be fully respected and implemented
by the Movement as a whole.
10.4 As the institutions most often called on to act as lead agency
in international activities, the ICRC and the Federation have a
need to :
- share information on global operational activities of common interest;
- discuss possible difficulties which may hamper smooth cooperation
between the components.
It is for these institutions to agree between themselves what arrangements
are best suited to meet this need.
10.5 The Standing Commission, by virtue of the role conferred upon
it by Article 18 of the Statutes of the Movement, shall call annually
for a report on the implementation of the Agreement from the ICRC
and the Federation, which will be transmitted to all National Societies
as part of a consultative process.
10.6 The Standing Commission shall include an item on the Agreement
on the agenda of each Council of Delegates, thus establishing a
process of regular review of the Agreement.
10.7 If differences arise between the components concerning the
implementation of the Agreement and if these cannot be otherwise
resolved, the Standing Commission may establish an ad hoc independent
body, as and when required, to arbitrate, with the agreement of
the Parties, differences between the components of the Movement
where conciliation and mediation have failed.
Article 11 Final Provisions
The present Agreement replaces the 1989 Agreement between the ICRC
and the League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (International
Federation). It was adopted by consensus, in Resolution 6 of the
Council of Delegates in Seville, Spain, on 26 November 1997.
l -- General
ll -- International Relief Activities
lll -- Strengthening of the Movement (Development and Functional
For the accompanying
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