International Civil Defence Organisation (ICDO)

ICDO's main activities are in the following fields: 1. National Civil Defence Structures Capacity Building: Training of civil defence personnel, Advisory services and donation, conception of elements of doctrine 2. International Cooperation in Civil Protection matters: Establishment of a Framework Convention on Civil Protection Assistance, the Promotion of International Humanitarian Law relating to Civil Defence, Creation of an International Civil Defence Directory 3. Promotion of Prevention: Training courses, World Civil Defence Day, International Civil Defence Journal.

ICDO's objective is to contribute to the development by States of structures ensuring the protection and assistance of population and safeguarding property and the environment from natural or man-made disasters.

  • Coordination of International Assistance
  • Humanitarian Assistance
  • Humanitarian Protection

Humanitarian Protection

Promoting a common culture in civil defence matters, for example through the diffusion of the rules of International Humanitarian Law relating to civil defence.
Between 50.000 to 1 million CHF per annum
  • Capacity and development training
  • Policy advice
  • Technical assistance
Description of activities
Design and implementation of training programmes for civil defence personnel /Switzerland, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Senegal, Pakistan, Russia, China, Burkina Faso.
Conception of elements of doctrine, namely of notions enabling activities in favour of populations and the safeguard of property and the environment to be oriented or directed /Africa, Asia.
Evaluation of State civil defence systems with a view to reinforcing them /Africa.

Humanitarian Assistance

  • Direct project implementation
  • Technical assistance
Description of activities
Humanitarian Aid in Afghanistan with the EMERCOM of Russia
Demining program in Lebanon and Serbia with the EMERCOM of Russia

Coordination of International Assistance

  • Americas
    • Caribbean
      • Haiti
    • Central America
      • El-Salvador
  • Africa
    • Central Africa
      • Cameroon
      • Democratic Republic of the Congo
      • Chad
      • Central African Republic
      • Gabon
    • Eastern Africa
      • Sudan
      • Burundi
      • Rwanda
    • Northern Africa
      • Egypt
      • Morocco
      • Algeria
      • Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
      • Tunisia
    • Southern Africa
      • Lesotho
    • Western Africa
      • Benin
      • Ghana
      • Senegal
      • Nigeria
      • Liberia
      • Mauritania
      • Niger
      • Guinea
      • Burkina Faso
      • Cote d’Ivoire
      • Guinea-Bissau
      • Mali
  • Asia
    • Central Asia
      • Kazakhstan
    • East Asia
      • Mongolia
      • China
    • South Asia
      • Pakistan
    • Western Asia
      • Oman
      • Lebanon
      • Jordan
      • Iraq
      • Georgia
      • Cyprus
      • Bahrain
      • Azerbaijan
      • Armenia
      • Yemen
      • United Arab Emirates
      • Syrian Arab Republic
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Qatar
  • Europe
    • Eastern Europe
      • Republic of Moldova
      • Russian Federation
    • Western Europe
      • Switzerland
    • Southern Europe
      • Bosnia and Herzegovina
International Civil Defence Organisation (ICDO)
Chemin de Surville 10-12 P.O. Box 172
Petit-Lancy 2 CH - 1213
More than 10 years
Between 1 million to 50 million CHF per annum
Chemin de Surville 10-12 P.O. Box 172
Petit-Lancy 2 CH - 1213

The Permanent Secretariat of the ICDO is to organise and perform secretariat duties at sessions of the Assembly, the Executive Council and its programme of activities, to carry out the administrative work and preparation of documents for meetings, to maintain liaison with its Members and to act as representative in negotiations with all authorities or to attend meetings of other international organisations, to prepare or edit, arrange for the publication and distribute the approved publications of the organisation.

Nawaf Al-Sleibi
Mr. DAVIN Stéphane
Legal Advisor, Information, Communication Officer


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