IRRC No. 170

After a Symposium on Development — The Red Cross in Africa

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As announced in the last issue of the International Review, a Symposium on the Development of the Red Cross in Africa was recently held at Montreux (Switzerland). It was organized by the League of Red Cross Societies and attended by officers of thirty-five African Societies and representatives of eight of the main donor Societies which had contributed to the programme for the development of the Red Cross in Africa over the past ten years. Experts from African universities, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and other United Nations agencies also attended the Symposium, as did representatives of the League, the ICRC and the Joint Committee for the Reappraisal of the Role of the Red Cross.

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