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Celebrating 150 years of the Red Cross

Celebrating 150 years of the Red Cross
12/09/2013  - 

Commissioner Georgieva is in Geneva where she will take part tonight (THU) in a high-level panel discussion on "the ethics and politics of humanitarian action". The other panellists include Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, and Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The event will be live streamed.

The event is part of this year's celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Red Cross. The Commissioner will also be welcomed by President Maurer at the new Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, where she will tour the exhibition.

Commissioner Georgieva will also hold talks with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, as well as a separate round of discussions with High Commissioner Guterres.