IRRC No. 44

The Red Cross – Link between Individuals and the Peoples of the World

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On learning of the proposal that I should speak here on the occasion of the Red Cross Centenary, I relived the exalted hours in Prague during the discussion of the Declaration of Red Cross Principles. I clearly remembered the inspired words during the debate and the competence of an understanding Chairman, Mr. Léopold Boissier. It was delightful to remember General Gruenther (USA) and Mr. Miterev (USSR) in happy handshake as they jointly expressed their agreement to the final draft which we all acclaimed. The Declaration, by the way, provides among other things that the Red Cross “ promotes mutual understanding, friendship, co-operation and lasting peace amongst all peoples.”

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