Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

montageThe 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".


There are eleven accompanying Resolutions with the Seville Agreement

Resolution 9 -- Communication policy of the INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT Movement

The Council of Delegates,

recalling Resolution 6 adopted by the Council in 1995,

1. welcomes the report of the Communication Forum of the Movement set up as a result of that resolution;

2. congratulates the Federation Secretariat, the ICRC and the National Societies involved on their work;

3. adopts and calls for the implementation of the report of the Forum as the current communication policy for the Movement and in particular:

(a) encourages all National Societies to introduce the Red Cross/Red Crescent pin project for 8 May each year, using a common cross and crescent modelled on the British Red Cross campaign, in order to raise the profile of the Red Cross/Red Crescent worldwide and provide a practical vehicle for future global campaigns, including the Movement's activities for the millennium,

(b) supports the production of a directory of information staff within the Movement and the introduction of an alert system to promote communication between information departments of the Movement, and to improve their handling of media issues,

(c) endorses the Movement web site project managed from the Federation Secretariat and urges National Societies and the ICRC to support the project with both material for the site and financial support for the necessary resources, and to link it with their own sites,

(d) commends the pilot media training project funded by the British Red Cross and run by the ICRC on behalf of the Forum and calls for its introduction as part of the capacity-building programme of the Federation. It further urges the ICRC, the International Federation and the National Societies to fund the media training project in the future,

(e) welcomes the production of the promotional television spot produced by the ICRC for National Societies on behalf of the Forum and urges all parts of the Movement to promote its screening,

(f) supports contacts with leading international television companies aimed at producing coverage of Red Cross/Red Crescent values and actions on behalf of the victims of conflict and disaster, and the most vulnerable, and commends the support of the American Red Cross in furthering the project,

(g) endorses the Forum's list of key messages and requests the information and communication departments within the Movement to promote their use;

4. expresses its thanks for the financial contributions, in the form of membership of the Communication Forum of the Movement, of the National Societies of Australia, Belgium, China (the former Hong Kong branch of the British Red Cross Society), Colombia, Lebanon, Malaysia, South Africa, Uganda, the United Kingdom and the United States;

5. expresses particular gratitude for the financial contribution to the Forum's running costs by the National Societies of Italy and Norway;

6. also recognizes the financial and administrative support of the ICRC, the Federation Secretariat, the American Red Cross, the Belgian Red Cross, the British Red Cross and the South African Red Cross Society;

7. agrees that the Communication Forum of the Movement should continue its work to implement the projects already identified, consider further Movement communication projects, and report on progress to the 1999 Council of Delegates;

8. calls on National Societies to support the work of the Forum through financial contributions to its running costs in 1998 and 1999.

Resolution 1 -- The Standing Commission of the Red Cross and Red Crescent
Resolution 2 -- The Emblem
Resolution 3-- The 27th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent
Resolution 4 -- National Implementation of international humanitarian law
Resolution 5 -- International Criminal Court
Resolution 6 -- Future of the Movement
Resolution 7 -- Functional Cooperation
Resolution 8 -- Peace, international humanitarian law and human rights
Resolution 10 -- International Red Cross and Red Crescent Millennium Year
Resolution 11 -- Commission for the financing of the ICRC

For the full text of the accompanying Resolutions

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