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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

International Civil Defence Organisation (ICDO)

Christian Schaller

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 13 December 2019

Subject(s):
Armed conflict, international — Refugees — Universal international organizations

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The International Civil Defence Organisation (‘ICDO’) is an international intergovernmental organization (International Organizations or Institutions, General Aspects) based in Geneva whose objective is to contribute to the development by States of structures ensuring the protection and assistance of populations and safeguarding property and the environment in the face of natural and man-made disasters. Such structures are generally known as civil defence, civil protection, civil safety, or emergency management (see also Duty to Protect in Cases of Natural...
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