The formal outcomes of the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (Conference) are resolutions. In addition to this, Conference members made voluntary Pledges to undertake specific actions, individually or in partnership with other Members or Observers of the Conference.
During the 31st International Conference in 2011, delegates submitted a record-breaking 377 Pledges
which promote the following Conference objectives:
• Strengthening International humanitarian law
• Strengthening disaster laws
• Addressing barriers to health care
• Strengthening local humanitarian action
These Pledges enhance cooperation between States and Movement components. Through the implementation of pledges, Governments recognise and proactively engage with their own National Societies on a number of Conference issues.
In the last quarter of 2013, Conference participants will be asked to undertake a mid-term review of the successes and challenges they encountered in implementing resolutions and pledges. Such reflection should enhance implementation up to the 32nd International Conference in 2015, when Conference participants are requested to report on their global implementation of Resolutions and Pledges.
For more information on pledges please see the pledges database