By maxyale-2 avril 10, 2021 In

Ifrc Status Agreement

With membership in 181 national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies in as many countries, IFRC enjoys legal status in 60 countries, with Sri Lanka being the 60th country to sign the agreement. Fernanda Texeira, Secretary General of the Mozambique Red Cross, welcomed the signing of the stature agreement. “It is clear that this agreement will facilitate better cooperation between the Federation and the Mozambique Red Cross, as well as with the Mozambique Red Cross authorities. This is a reason for a party,” said Texeira. Sri Lanka is the fourth country to grant legal status to IFRC in South Asia. The agreement was signed on 6 May by IFRC Secretary General Elhadj As Sy and Rait Meredov, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan. The signing of the stature agreement concludes a busy week for the Mozambique Red Cross and the Southern African Federation. On 7 May, the Mozambique Red Cross convened a partnership meeting in southern Africa, where secretaries-general of the ten Red Cross societies met in the region to discuss, among other things, the Red Cross` response to food security and the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Didier Cherpitel, Secretary General of the Federation, attended the meeting with Bekele Gelata, Head of the Federation`s Africa Division, Jerry Talbot, Head of the Regional Delegation for Southern Africa in Harare, Jim Robertson, Head of the Mozambique Delegation and delegate from across the region.

IFRC and the Government of Turkmenistan have signed an agreement on the legal status of IFRC in the country, which will strengthen cooperation and strengthen assistance to the Turkmenistan Red Crescent Society (RCST) in fulfilling its mandate. The legal status agreement was signed by Mr. S Palihakkara, Secretary of the Sri Lankan Government`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Alasdair Gordon-Gibson, IFRC Representative, Sri Lanka. Bob McKerrow, head of IFRC`s South Asia regional delegation, based in New Delhi, was also present. “While signing such an agreement strengthens the legal basis for our presence in Sri Lanka, it will also make a difference to the Red Cross` response to the needs of vulnerable people in the country,” said Bob. “In addition to facilitating better cooperation between the Federation, the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society and the Sri Lankan government, a legal status also means that there will be a more effective and effective working relationship between the partners in the agreement,” said Bob. The IFRC delegation, led by IFRC Secretary General Elhadj As Sy, attended the Peace and Neutrality Conference on 6 May. On the same day, Mr. Sy signed the IFRC status agreement with the Government of Turkmenistan.