Theme: Movement coordination
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is fully committed to creating safe, inclusive and dignified environment for the communities we serve, and for all volunteers and staff.
A harmonized approach to performance tracking allows Federation-wide aggregation and communication of results from the National Societies. For the rst time in its history, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has a global picture of collective achievements and areas for improvement.
The new Governing Board of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, elected last year at the General Assembly in Antalya in November, met for the first time in Geneva on 31 January 2018.
The purpose of the Road Map is to demonstrate the commitment of IFRC in Africa to realizing its ambitious plans to accompany National Societies in their development and delivery of services.
Local actors are always the first to respond. In Nepal, local volunteers and emergency workers were responding even as the dust from the earthquake still hung in the air. In West Africa, well before the world woke up to the true nature of the Ebola threat, local health workers and affected communities were treating and isolating the sick and burying the dead.
19 August is World Humanitarian Day, an opportunity to pay tribute to the bravery and dedication of all Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers and staff, whose life-saving and life-changing services day in and day out provide essential humanitarian assistance to vulnerable communities worldwide.
The purpose of this policy is to outline how National Societies and the Federation secretariat work with each other to strengthen the programmes and the overall capacity of National Societies. It builds on the experience gained since 1990 in working with the Principles and Rules for Development Cooperation and is guided by the overall objective of working effectively as a Federation, one of the key underlying concepts of the International Federation’s strategic planning.
After a journey of almost ten years, a major milestone was reached on May 8th, World Red Cross Day, as the Bhutan Red Cross Society was formally inaugurated by Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan.
On World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day this year – 08 May 2017 – we celebrate the strength and reach of our global network, and the contribution of our network of around 17 million volunteers and 450,000 staff through the theme ‘Everywhere for everyone’.