International Blue Cross (IBC)

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History

Founded 1886, on expansion of the scope of a Swiss national temperance society set up 1877, Geneva (Switzerland). Constitution adopted 4 June 1909, Hamburg (Germany); modified: 14 Aug 1955, Copenhagen (Denmark); 21 Sep 1971, Holzhausen (Germany FR); 9 July 1981, Seeboden (Austria); 26 July 1987, Haslev (Denmark); 24 July 1989, Holstein (Switzerland). First official seat of General Secretariat 1980, Geneva (Switzerland); subsequently relocated to Bern (Switzerland). Restructured 2008 and 2016. Known at different times as International Federation of the Temperance Blue Cross Societies -- Fédération internationale des sociétés de tempérance de la Croix-Bleue and as International Federation of the Blue Cross Societies -- Fédération internationale des sociétés de la Croix-Bleue. Also referred to in English as International Blue Cross Union and International Federation of Blue Cross Organizations. Until 2016, known as International Federation of the Blue Cross (IFBC) -- Fédération internationale de la Croix-Bleue -- Internationaler Bund des Blauen Kreuzes -- Federação Internacional da Cruz Azul, when current title was adopted.

Aims

As a health development organization of professionals, care for people harmed by alcohol and/or drug dependence.

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Activities

Healthcare; training/education; research and development.

Structure

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Languages

English, French, German, Portuguese.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Special).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 8 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 36 countries
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Type I Classification

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

UIA Org ID

C2031

Last News Received

24. Jan 2018
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