Current active agreements at regional and global level

Current active agreements at regional and global level:

  • Cooperation Framework with the World Health Organisation, covering collaboration on injury prevention and management programs.
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the South-East Asia Regional Office of the World Health Organisation (SEARO): covers public health, non-remunerated blood donation, health in disaster preparedness and emergency response, and collaboration in other health related areas. Countries covered are Bangladesh, Bhutan, DPRK, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor-Leste.
  • MoU with the Office or the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): covers development of guidelines, by IFRC and UNHCR Medical Service in Geneva, on training and equipment for UNHCR field personnel. It covers as well the First Aid training course which RC/RC National Societies provide to UNHCR field staff members and dependents residing with them.
  • Cooperation Framework Agreement with UNHCR: covers the Red Cross and Red Crescent's work in relation to the 2003 Middle East crisis and the delivery of humanitarian assistance to conflict-affected populations in Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Turkey.
  • MoU with the International Olympic Committee (IOC): covers youth, fundamental principles, volunteers, disaster management, health, HIV/AIDS, social welfare and development.
  • MoU with Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO): covers health and health related disaster response and post-disaster situation in the Americas.
  • MoU with the Organisation of American States (OAS): covers disaster manangement, risk/vulnerability reduction, health and health-related disaster response and post-disaster situations in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • MoU with the Association of Caribbean States (ACS): covers disaster management, post-natural disaster rehabilitation, logistics cooperation, capacity-building in the Caribbean region.
  • Joint Letter with United Nations Volunteers (UNV): anticipates the establishment of expanded collaboration in the building of an enabling environment for Volunteerism, and sets priority for work towards shared objectives drawn from the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. It gives high priority to work against HIV/AIDS.
  • Revised MoU with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA): covers knowledge and capacity build-up in the fields of reproductive health, including family planning, sexually transmitted diseases and to promote awareness.
  • Joint letter with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF): covers health, National Immunization Days, disaster response, disaster preparedness, cooperation in logistics.
  • MoU with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP): covers disaster response and preparedness to reduce environmental impact of victims of floods and drought, refugees and internally displaced people and disasters.
  •  Letter of Cooperation with UNICEF for Latin-America: covers disaster response, cooperation in logistics, water sanitation, training etc.
  • Agreement with the OPEC Fund: covers prevention and control of the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Asia and Pacific region. 
  • Terms of Collaboration with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS): The Federation acts as a UNAIDS Collaborating Centre until18 March 2006 to promote reducing stigma and discrimination and volunteer mobilisation at the community level.
  • MoU with the League of Arab States: covers areas of educational, cultural, health sanitation and nutritional cooperation.
  • MoU with the Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Countries of the World Health Organisation (EMRO): covers health and health related disaster response and post-disaster situation in the respective region.