Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
History

A timeline of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

1989

Agreement between the ICRC and the League and establishment of study group on the future of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Decision to change, in 1991, League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to become International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

1991

Council of Delegates adopts guidelines for the dissemination of International Humanitarian Law and of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement's principles and ideals.

1991

League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies renames as International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

1993

Convention on the prohibition of the development, production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons and on their destruction.

1994

San Remo Manual on International Law Applicable to Armed Conflicts at Sea.

1995

Report on turning International Humanitarian Law into positive action.

Protocol on Blinding Laser Weapons (Protocol IV).

1996

Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby-Traps and Other Devices (Protocol II).

1997

Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction.

Agreement on the Organisation of the International Activities of the Components of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

  Last Updated: 31 October 1999

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