Monaco strengthens cooperation with International Red Cross

Isabelle Rosabrunetto, Director General of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation signs a Convention and Financing Agreement with the International Committee of the Red Cross, represented by Balthasar Staehelin, Deputy Director General. Photo: DR
Isabelle Rosabrunetto, Director General of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation signs a Convention and Financing Agreement with the International Committee of the Red Cross, represented by Balthasar Staehelin, Deputy Director General. Photo: DR

On May 23, in Geneva, the Prince’s Government and the International Committee of the Red Cross signed a Convention establishing a formal framework for cooperation to support ICRC field operations.

A major player on the international scene, the ICRC has an exclusively humanitarian mission to protect and assist victims of armed conflict, with more and more resulting in serious humanitarian consequences.

The ICRC mobilises 16,800 people in more than 80 countries to help victims affected by armed conflict and violence. The organisation has been a partner of the Prince’s Government for many years in the implementation of humanitarian aid.

One of the characteristics of contemporary armed conflicts is that they are often long-term, which raises new and numerous challenges in the management of these crises, but also in the long-term care of the population affected. Beyond immediate emergencies, these conflicts call for action inspired by long-term cooperation and development.

Accordingly, the Prince’s Government is directing its support to the ICRC’s programmes in areas where conflicts are long-lasting. By formalising this long-standing relationship, the Principality reiterates its commitment to respect for international humanitarian laws, international human rights laws and fundamental humanitarian principles.


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