Humanitarian Diplomacy

Humanitarian Diplomacy Changing minds on law and war in Australia

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New IFPRI/IFRC report maps out long-term paths to end global hunger

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the ...

Australia: Changing minds on law and war

In late 2009, the global membership of the IFRC made a collective comittment to increase its ...

North Korea: Access to the vulnerable through law

In late 2009, the global membership of the IFRC made a collective comittment to increase its ...

Ambassadors and IFRC together for Africa

Africa’s most pressing humanitarian and development challenges were top of the agenda at a ...

Putting women at the centre of community health programmes

Afghanistan is one of the world’s least developed countries. According to the World Health ...

Saudi Red Crescent Authority donates 1 million US Dollars to help bridge the digital divide

Mr. Fayiz Ali Al Ahmari, Vice President of the Saudi Red Crescent Authority, presented ...

What is humanitarian diplomacy?

Humanitarian diplomacy is persuading decision makers and opinion leaders to act, at all times, in the interests of vulnerable people, and with full respect for fundamental humanitarian principles.

It is only through the establishment of humanitarian diplomacy as an integral part of the day to day work of National Societies and the International Federation, with the necessary capacities in place, that the humanitarian objectives referred to above can be effectively realised.

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Keynote address by Siddarth Chatterjee to the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy. (video)

Commentary on the movement's Fundamental Principles by Jean Pictet. (PDF)

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The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 189 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. About this site & copyright