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Taking Fundamental Principles and humanitarian values to action: reinforcing and uniting the Principles’ perception by humanitarian education

December 9, 2015, 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Hosts: Switzerland, Austrian Red Cross, Indonesian Red Cross Society, Mexican Red Cross, the Red Cross of Serbia, Swiss Red Cross, and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Languages: English, French, Spanish, Arabic

Where: room 2


The side event aims to:

  • present and share the humanitarian education vision (draft) and how the Red Cross and Red Crescent (RCRC) Fundamental Principles apply through humanitarian education initiatives;
  • demonstrate the competency and the relevance of humanitarian education for the RCRC Movement, for States and for external partners within the area of education;
  • present, share and discuss new, innovative humanitarian education initiatives, focusing on innovative ways to take the Fundamental Principles and humanitarian values to action through education; and to initiate further collaboration on peer-to-peer level;
  • encourage National Societies and States (governments) to sign the joint open humanitarian education pledge and the “Humanitarian Principles project pledge initiative” by the Swiss Government to be submitted at the 32nd International Conference.

High-level speakers from the RCRC Movement (tbc), from States (tbc) and from the Education World Forum (tbc) will share their views of the present and future relevance of humanitarian education within and beyond the RCRC Movement and possibilities for reinforcing and uniting the Fundamental Principles’ perception by humanitarian education.

Subject matter experts will showcase innovative ways to take the Fundamental Principles and humanitarian values to action through their respective humanitarian education initiatives. All participants are invited to share their humanitarian education initiatives; floor interventions are welcomed. All key messages and outcomes will be posted during the side event on flip charts, on the HELP community, on Twitter and on Facebook.

This post is also available in: French, Spanish, Arabic


December 9, 2015
8:00 am - 9:00 am
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Room 2
The International Conference Centre of Geneva (CICG), Geneva, Switzerland