Humanitarian Diplomacy



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World Water Day: Keeping communities safe from drought and Zika

World Water Day: Keeping communities safe from drought and Zika

Red Cross volunteers in the Americas are working hard to ensure that household water tanks – ...

La Unión Europea mantiene su apoyo a la coordinación de la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres en el Caribe

La Unión Europea mantiene su apoyo a la coordinación de la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres en el Caribe

El impacto de los desastres va en aumento a pesar de los esfuerzos de los países para reducirlo.

Stop the violence. Protect health care

Stop the violence. Protect health care

In the last few months, a number of attacks against health-care workers, medical transports and...

Radio in the Box, an added value to rural communications

Radio in the Box, an added value to rural communications

The need for information dissemination through radio during and after the strike of an epidemic ...

Disability matters: growing an inclusive and resilient Movement

Disability matters: growing an inclusive and resilient Movement

Since 1992, the United Nations General Assembly has observed the International Day of Persons ...

American Red Cross joins partnership to support climate resilience in vulnerable countries

American Red Cross joins partnership to support climate resilience in vulnerable countries

The American Red Cross joins with the US government and eight organizations in a partnership to ...


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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Together, we are the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

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Humanitarian Networks and Partnership Week
Keynote Speech by Dr Jemilah Mahmood, USG Partnerships, IFRC

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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Principios fundamentales

En un mundo en que el aislamiento, las tensiones y el uso de la violencia son cada vez mayores, e...

Estrategias

La Estrategia 2020 orientará la acción de la Federación Internacional de la Cruz Roja y de la Med...

One Billion Coalition for Resilience

La Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja es la mayor organización humanitaria del mundo, con 190 sociedades miembros. Siendo uno de los componentes del Movimiento Internacional de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja, nuestra labor se rige por los siete principios fundamentales: humanidad, imparcialidad, neutralidad, independencia, voluntariado, unidad y universalidad.