General Assembly 2011





All Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies worldwide gather every two years at the General Assembly to discuss major humanitarian challenges and agree on the way forward in serving vulnerable communities.


Daily bulletin - 25th November 2011

Daily bulletin - 25th November 2011

Participation and ownership are two key elements of successful community resilience, according to a workshop on the subject yesterday.

Daily bulletin - 24th November 2011

Daily bulletin - 24th November 2011

Yesterday, a select number of Red Cross Red Crescent volunteers and National Societies were given awards for their remarkable actions in the humanitarian field.

Daily bulletin - 23rd November 2011

Daily bulletin - 23rd November 2011

With 180 National Societies gathered in Geneva yesterday, the opening ceremony of the 18th General Assembly clearly belonged to Red Cross Red Crescent volunteers from around the world.


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