International Conference

29th International Conference, Geneva 2006

This Conference was convened for very limited purposes as a follow-up measure after the Diplomatic Conference which adopted the IIIrd Protocol to the Geneva Conventions : to modify the Statutes of the Movement to account for existence of a new emblem, to give the new emblem the name “Red Crystal”, and to create a framework for the recognition and admission of Palestine Red Crescent.

In other words, the participants were not encouraged to bring in the ordinary, wide, range of issues. Consequently, issues specifically relating to women are not mentioned[i].

[i] Report of the twenty-ninth International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent including the summary report of the 2006 Council of Delegates, Geneva : ICRC : Federation, 2007, the electronic is found version at