Update on IFRC President and General Assembly 2023

Red Cross and Red Crescent flags flying in the wind

Red Cross and Red Crescent flags

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The President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Francesco Rocca, sent to all the National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies a notice convening an extraordinary session of the IFRC General Assembly, which will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, at the Centre International de Conference Genève (CICG) on 11 December 2023.

At this extraordinary session of the General Assembly, a new President will be elected, based on Article 17.1c of the IFRC Constitution. The person elected will start her or his term of office at the close of the extraordinary session. 

The IFRC Election Committee will directly send further information outlining the process for submitting nominations, including the Electoral Standards, the deadline for the submission of nominations and voting procedures, to National Societies. A presentation of the candidates will take place before the official opening of the session.

In line with the decision of the IFRC Governing Board, the extraordinary session will be held in person but also allow for remote participation.

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