THE EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE CAMBODIAN RED CROSS
In the morning of 6th August 2014, the Cambodian Red Cross (CRC) held its Extraordinary General Assembly at its National Headquarters in Phnom Penh led by Samdech Kittipritthbindit Bun Rany HUNSEN, President of Cambodian Red Cross. According to Rule 8 of the CRC Statutory Texts stipulating that the Assembly shall be chaired by the President of the Cambodian Red Cross, the Extraordinary General Assembly was open and chaired by President of the Cambodian Red Cross. The Assembly was attended by 162 official members, who are representatives of the branch committees from the 25 capital and provincial branches throughout the country, the representatives of the CRC membership from government ministries, institutions, and 105 observers from the Head of the ICRC Regional Delegation, the Acting Head of the International Federation Regional Delegation, staff at the national headquarters, the branch directors, representatives of volunteers and youth from the 25 provinces.
There are two important topics in the agenda of the Extraordinary General Assembly:
1. Discussion and Adoption of the draft amendment to the Statutes and the Rules of Procedure;
2. Discussion and Adoption of the composition of the candidates contesting members of the Central Committee and Secondary Members (Governing Board) for the Sixth Term of Office.
For the first topic of the agenda, the Assembly discussed and unanimously adopted the amendment to the Statutes and the Rules of Procedure paralleled with national context to the good governance and effective management, especially updated to the Cambodian Red Cross structure with adding permanent vice president, election procedure with adding a Cambodian Red Cross youth Assembly and sub-branch Assembly. Relating to the second topic of the agenda, the Extraordinary General Assembly discussed and adopted the list of 25 candidates contesting members of the Central Committee and 3 secondary members, whose profile are diversified in terms of religions, beliefs, political tendency, occupations, especially, gender and There is also one representative of the Red Cross Youth.
In That occasion, Samdech Kittipritthbindit Bun Rany HUNSEN, President of Cambodian Red Cross said “What the Cambodian Red Cross would like to amend is concerning to National Context not in pact to the Statutes ” as well as updated for Cambodian Red Cross basic development not only contributing to consolidate the power of Red Cross Red Crescent Movement but also to consolidate National solidarity and humanitarian power with assistance the vulnerable are increasing.
Relating to the number of candidates, Central Committee members and second member of the sixth term, Samdech Kittipritthbindit Bun Rany HUNSEN, President of Cambodian Red Cross raised that starting our good experience from the arrangement of the fifth term of the central committee candidates including high dignitaries, senate , national Assembly, Royal government businessmen and local authorities creating a governance with potential and high responsibility joint in humanitarian action.
The Extraordinary General Assembly adjourned its session at 11.30 with unanimous adoption of the two important topics of the agenda, which has made CRC well prepared to its 5th General Assembly to be held from the afternoon of 6th to 7th August 2014 at the Chaktomuk Conference Hall, Phnom Penh.
Closing Ceremony of THE 3rd YOUTH ASSEMBLY OF THE CAMBODIAN RED CROSS
After the morning session, at 15:30 on 5th August 2014, the 3rd Cambodian Red Cross Youth Assembly closed under the high presided over by Samdech Kittipritthbindit Bun Rany HUNSEN, President of the Cambodian Red Cross.
In the closing, Lct Pum Chantinie, CRC Secretary General delivered summary reports on the process and outcome of the assembly and highly appreciated the efforts and participation with high responsible spirits in dramatic experience-exchanges from assembly members, which has led assembly to successful and proud results.
H.E Pith Chamnan, Youth representative in the 6th Central Committee member to clarified his commitment for consolidating CRC youth capacities to meet the need of communities and to manage effectively in the branches through implementing centralization and decentralization and also consolidate CRC youth will by starting from youth humanitarian heart into youth who have moral and discipline as well as knowledge and skill in building peace and development Cambodia territory.
With closing assembly, Samdech Kittipritthbindit Bun Rany HUNSEN, President of the Cambodian Red Cross delivered meaning speech by high appreciating and evaluating a one day of the result of the 3rd youth assembly. From 25 province representatives, Samdech Kittipritthbindit appreciated and thanked to the high responsibilities of the youth who spend their precious time assisting vulnerable people in schools, youth clubs and communities and from day to day, Cambodian Red Cross youth appreciated and supported from all walk of life.
THE 3rd YOUTH ASSEMBLY OF THE CAMBODIAN RED CROSS
In the morning of 5th August 2014, the Cambodian Red Cross (CRC) held its 3rd Youth Assembly at its National Headquarters in Phnom Penh will preside over by Lok Chumteav Anny SOK ANN, First Vice President of Cambodian Red Cross. H.E Pith Chamnan, Cambodian Red Cross Central committee member lead 1 day of the General Assembly. The Assembly was attended by 169 official members, who are representatives from the 25 provinces and the representatives of the youth adviser and Red Cross Youth club. 105 observers and National and International guests including representatives from International Federation, ICRC, staff at the national headquarters, the branch directors, representatives of volunteers and youth from the 25 provinces.
According to CRC Statutory charter4, Article 14, paragraph C on the central committee candidate stipulated that a central committee member is selected by Cambodian Red Cross Youth Assembly in line with central committee term. The aim of the assembly is to select Youth representative as a Cambodian Red Cross central committee member of the 6th term.
For the agenda 1 is that to give the representatives from all branches the opportunity to change their ideas and experiences, especially review the Red Cross Youth achievement from 2010-2014 and plan to the next. The agenda 2 is that base on the real actions at provinces, Red cross Youth club and communities and adoption on the draft amendment of youth policy for promoting them as human recourses and core power of the Cambodian Red Cross in helping victim and vulnerable people. The agenda 3 is that the selection a youth representative as a Cambodian Red Cross central committee member of the 6th term as a voice of Cambodian Red Cross youth interest for 25 provinces.
The morning session of the 3rd youth assembly ended at 11.30 with unanimous adoption of the three important topics of the agenda and will select a Red Cross youth representative as a Cambodian Red Cross central committee member of the 6th term automatically.
Samdech Kittipritthbindit recieved curtesy call with the ICRC Delegation
On 30th July 2014 in the morning, Samdech Kittipritthbindit Bun Rany HUNSEN, President of the Cambodian Red Cross recived a curtesy call with the ICRC Delegation led by Mr. BEAT SCHWEIZER, Head of ICRC Regional Delagation at the CRC’s Headquarters.
First, Samdech Kittipritthbindit expressed her warm welcome to the ICRC Delegation for visiting the Kingdom of Cambodia which reflected on high attention from the ICRC. Samdech Kattipritthbindit thanked for the existing cooperation of over thirty years between the Cambodian Red Cross and the ICRC particularly in term of financial and technical support.
As the National Socieity of Cambodian Red Cross is committed to continuing good cooperation with the ICRC aiming to assit all kinds of victims thoughout the country, Samdech Kittipritthbindit highlighted that recently the Cambodian Red Cross and its 25 Branches (Municipal-Provinces) have been training and expeanding the CRC Youth netowork in the communes and villages level in making them agents in informing information to Branch and the Headquarters in timely manner and able to respond to any disasters and rescue vicitms on time and effectively.
In response, Mr. BEAT SCHWEIZER empathized his appreciation for sparing the time for him to have the opportunity to pay a curtesy call to Samdech Kattipritthbindit and this was the honor in showing froendship and cooperation between the Cambodian Red Cross and the ICRC. Mr. BEAT SCHWEIZER also adimred the leadership of Samdech Kittipritthbindit in making the reputation of the CRC well recorgnized by the national and international especially in gaining the confidence of donors to continously and contribute further in the humanitarian sector with the Cambodian Red Cross to promote the living standards of victims and the most vulnerable affected by disasters. Mr. BEAT SCHWEIZER reinterated that the ICRC will continue to support in regard to the need of the Cambodian Red Cross for the sake of benifits of Cambodian people and he was stongly optimistict that the cooperation would be further strengthened and closely.
Finally, on behalf of the Cambodian people, Samdech Kittipritthbindit was thankful fot the previous efforts from the ICRC and wished the delegation good health and success in their endevours all over the world.
Article by H.E. Taing Samoeun
Cambodian Red Cross cerebrated the Royal Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen Mother of the Khmer Nation and The Honorary President
In the morning 18th June 2014, at the National Headquarters of the Cambodian Red Cross, there was a ceremony for the Royal Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen Mother of the Khmer Nation the Honorary President presided over by Samdech Kittipritthbindith Bun Rany HUNSEN, President of the Cambodian Red Cross.
During the ceremony, it was overwhelmed with quite numbers of people such as 76 monks, members of the Central Committee, officials-staff, and Red Cross Youth. The purpose was to reflect gratitude towards engagement in humanitarian actions which was the Royal Role Model of Her Majesty the Honorary President of the Cambodian Red Cross and particularly to pray to all sacred spirits in the world, the Tevada (Angels) of the Throne to bless The Queen Mother of the Khmer Nation good health and longevity as to remain forever a great shelter for all Cambodian people and Praying for the spirit of Samdech Norodom Sihanuk, the late King to bless to his people peaceful living and prosperity for eternity.
Finally, the event came to an end by offering food to the 76 monks and in the close solidarity.
Article by H.E. Taing Samoeun