From November 6 to 9, 2017, the XXI General Assembly of the International Federation of National Societies of the Red Cross and Red Crescent took place in the city of Antalya, Turkey.
Dr. Miguel Angel Villarroel Sierraalta, has been elected with 109 votes in favor to represent America as vice president of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent International, this week, during the General Assembly held in Antalya, Turkey .
The Venezuelan lawyer will be one of the four vice-presidents who will accompany the management of the Italian jurist Francesco Rocca, who heads the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
The other 3 Vice Presidents are Abdoul Azize Diallo from Senegal, Chen Zhu from China and Dr. Kerem Kinik from Turkey.
For the second time in history a Venezuelan belongs to the board of directors of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The first to do so was the father of Dr. Villarroel, the doctor of criminal sciences Mario Villarroel Lander, who was president of this organization.