International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

ECOSOC Status: General Consultative
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: *Permanent Observer status to the United Nations


ICRC Delegation to the UN
801, Second Avenue,
18th Floor,
NEW YORK, N.Y. 10017-4706 / USA
Country: United States of America
Region: Northern America
Website: http://www.icrc.org/eng
UN Languages: French, English, Arabic
Other languages: French
   
Areas:
  • HIV/Aids
  • Counselling
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Rehabilitation
  • Research
  • Drug Treatment
  • Anti-Corruption
  • Victim Protection
  • Anti-Human Trafficking
Short description:
The ICRC is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war and other situations of violence.
The ICRC has a permanent mandate under international law to take impartial action for prisoners, the wounded and sick, and civilians affected by conflict.
With its HQ in Geneva, Switzerland, the ICRC is based in around 80 countries and has a total of more than 12,000 staff.
In situations of conflict the ICRC coordinates the response by national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies and their International Federation.
The ICRC is at the origin of both the International Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement and of international humanitarian law, notably the Geneva Conventions.
Other offices:
Region Countries Website Email
Europe Croatia redcross@hck.hr
Europe Lithuania
Europe Serbia http://www.redcross.org.rs/ serbia@redcross.org.rs
Central and Southern Africa Swaziland
Latin America Brazil cvb.rs@globo.com
Central and Western Asia Uzbekistan http://icrc.org/Web/Eng/siteeng0.nsf/htmlall/uzbekistan tac_tachkent@icrc.org
Central and Western Asia Armenia