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IFRC Governing Board approves Iran Red Crescent proposals in Geneva

Tehran, IRNA – Four proposals presented by the Iranian Red Crescent Society to the meetings of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, the Austrian capital, were approved by the IFRC Governing Board.

Iran’s proposals included issues related to climate change, registration of impacts of unjust sanctions, establishment of international fund for humanitarian aid and development of humanitarian measures by using volunteers’ capacities.

President of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) Pir-Hossein Kolivand at the head of a delegation has departed for Geneva to attend the meetings of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) with the participation of 192 Red Cross societies worldwide.

Two days ago, Kolivand received Henry Davison Award, the prestigious humanitarian prize, on behalf of the Iranian society, according to the IRCS Monday report.

The Henry Davison Award was granted to IRCS due to its humanitarian services given in critical situations and disasters.

In a related development, President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Francesco Rocca who had attended a ceremony in Tehran to mark the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Iranian Red Crescent Society on May 8, said the IRCS is among the most national powerful ones and also the most reputable ones in the IFRC network.

On the day, the IRCS celebrated the 100th anniversary of its establishment under the theme of A Century of Sincere Voluntary Service.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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