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At 6.30-8pm on Thursday 2nd October 2014, President of the ICRC, Peter Maurer will speak on ‘Humanitarian Diplomacy and Principled Humanitarian Action’ at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.
The lecture will look at how the evolving global environment in which humanitarian actors operate is posing profound challenges both in terms of complexity of major crises and their impact on affected people. It will consider how the ICRC can address these challenges within this environment while remaining faithful to its humanitarian principles, notably, Humanity, Neutrality, Impartiality and Independence.
With this lecture, the ICRC is inaugurating a series of conversations across the globe on the contemporary challenges to principles guiding humanitarian action, leading up to the 32nd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Geneva in December 2015.
The event will be livestreamed and you can register here.