Companies today are working in increasingly complex environments and face a wide variety of challenges that endanger their operations and staff, as well as the rights and dignity of the communities in which they operate. In order to ensure security, resilience, and sustainable development in these environments, multi-sector engagement, both nationally and regionally, is imperative. Whether you work in a company, a government, an NGO or a research institution in the field of responsible business conduct, the DCAF-ICRC partnership works to support you by:
The Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) is dedicated to improving the security of states and people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law and respect for human rights. DCAF’s Business and Security Division seeks to bridge the gap between security sector reform and promoting responsible business conduct by developing innovative multi-stakeholder solutions to security challenges. The DCAF-ICRC partnership emerged as a collaboration aimed at supporting this objective.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent humanitarian organisation whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance. The ICRC also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.
Established in 1863, the ICRC is at the origin of the Geneva Conventions and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. It directs and coordinates the international activities conducted by the Movement in armed conflicts and other situations of violence.