IRRC No. 31

The Empress Shôken Fund

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At a plenary session of the Council of Delegates held on September 9, 1963 on the occasion of the Congress of the International Red Cross in Geneva, Mr. Léopold Boissier, who was presiding, made the announcement that H.I.M. the Empress of Japan proposed making a personal donation to the Shôken Fund. She thus wished to mark the year preceding the fiftieth anniversary of that fund, at the same time as the Centenary of the Red Cross in which she shows a special interest as patron of the National Society of Japan. Her gift, amounting to 3,600,000 yen, representing the equivalent of about 43,000 Sw.frs., is intended to increase the inalienable fund.

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