The 22nd Inter-American Conference (IAC) will take place in Nassau, Bahamas, June 5-8, 2023, and is expected to be attended by approximately 130 people, including representatives from 34 Red Cross National Societies in the region.
What are the objectives of the conference?
Promote cooperation and networking among Red Crosses in the region around common humanitarian concerns and challenges.
Position and show the added value of the Red Cross network as an auxiliary to governments.
Agree on common strategies for the implementation in the region of the decisions of the General Assembly, the Council of Delegates and the International Conference.
To formulate proposals for the Governing Board on matters related to the General Assembly and the statutory bodies of the Movement.
The objectives of the conference are integrated transversally in all the thematic lines, and in the organization of the event. In particular, the second objective stands out as an innovative aspect of this conference; the idea of positioning and showcasing the added value of National Societies is central to all discussions.
Given the objectives of the conference, the following topics will be prioritized for the plenary sessions and workshops:
Leadership and sustainability: local solutions to global challenges
Thematic Leader: Canadian Red Cross
IFRC Support: William Parra
Climate and environmental crises
Thematic Leader: Jamaica Red Cross IFRC Support: Nadia Ortega and Keisha Sandy
Migration and Identity
Thematic Leader: Mexican and Panama Red Cross
IFRC Support: José Félix Rodríguez
Growing gaps in Health and Wellness
Thematic Leader: Colombian and Ecuadorian Red Cross
IFRC Support: Pedro Porrino
Inspiration to mobilize volunteers and youth
Thematic Leader: Argentine Red Cross
IFRC Support: Andrés Morales
Legal standards on disasters and humanitarian action
Thematic Leader: Honduran Red Cross
IFRC Support: Sophie Teyssier and Jessie Jordan
Leveraging States: The Auxiliary Role
Thematic Leader: Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross
IFRC Support: Stacy Cummings and Sophie Teyssier
Integrity, ensuring trust and accountability
Thematic Leader: Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross
IFRC Support:Juan Garland