The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is a global membership organization made up of 191 member National Societies. Our governance reflects this global network to ensure our strategic direction is set by our members, for our members.
Decisions on IFRC direction and policy are made by our governing bodies, detailed below, which also provide a structure for accountability and compliance.
The IFRC secretariat is responsible for the day-to-day running of the IFRC and is directed by the Secretary General. It consists of a headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and five regional offices as well as a number of sub-regional offices worldwide.
Our governing bodies
Advisory bodies to the Governing Board and the General Assembly
The Governing Board and the General Assembly may establish advisory bodies in order to support and enhance their work. The respective governing body shall draw up the terms of reference of the relevant advisory body and establish the duration of their remit.