Cyprus Red Cross Society: the Movement's newest member
24 Feb 2012 00:00
Source: member // International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) - Switzerland
Why was the Cyprus Red Cross Society, which has existed as an independent organization since 1960, recognized only now?
When the Cyprus Red Cross Society applied for recognition in the past, beginning in 1971, it did not yet fulfil all the criteria for recognition as set out in the Statutes of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The recent adoption by the Cyprus Red Cross Society of new statutory base instruments paved the way for the ICRC, on the basis of its statutory responsibilities and a thorough legal assessment of the Society's fulfilment of the 10 conditions for recognition, to proceed with recognition. We are happy to welcome the 188th National Society to be recognized as a component of the Movement.
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