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Watch ICRC’s Panel Discussion on the Challenges for Humanitarian Action

2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

As part of this year’s celebration programme, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the ICRC will be holding a high-level panel discussion on the ethical and political challenges facing humanitarian action. 

The event will take place on September 12 at 5-7pm (GMT+2) and can be viewed live on the ICRC YouTube channel

Alexandre Fasel, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations, will deliver an introduction speech.

On the panel will be Peter Maurer, President of the ICRC; António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response; and Mukesh Kapila, Professor of Global Health and Humanitarian Affairs, University of Manchester.

Panellists will be joined by humanitarian practitioners directly from the field via a web connection.

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