IRRC No. 286

Resolutions of the Council of Delegates

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The Council of Delegates,taking into account dramatic changes which have created a new world environment,aware of the problems relating to the application of humanitarian law as encountered in recent armed conflicts,realizing the increasing pressures on the respective components of the Movement to provide protection and assistance to victims of armed conflicts, strife and disasters,noting the growing number of participants in the field of international humanitarian assistance and the problems associated with the coordination of disaster relief operations,recognizing that the Movement must adapt itself to these changing world realities while maintaining and operating in accordance with the Fundamental Principles,1. decides in accordance with Article 14, paragraph 7, of the Statutes of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to establish a Study Group on the future of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement;2. defines the terms of reference of such a Study Group as follows:I. RoleThe Study Group's role is to advise on and recommend to the Council of Delegates a strategy for the Movement in response to emerging trends and evolving humanitarian issues.

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