United Nations Armed Forces, first Organization to receive Nobel Prize for Peace

First Organization presented the Nobel Peace Prize was on December 10th 1988
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First Pugwash Conference held in Canada

Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs, an international conference of Atomic Scientists was first held at the estate of the American Philanthropist by the name of Cyrus Eaton, located in the village of Pugwash, Nova Scotia, Canada. Continue reading

First International Congress of Archivists Meeting

The International Council on Archives, (which was founded in 1948), hosted the International Congress of Archivists held in Paris, France, in 1950. Continue reading

Sarah Bernhardt

Sarah Bernhardt (French: [sa.ʁa bɛʁ.nɑʁt]; 22 or 23 October 1844 – 26 March 1923) was a French stage actress who starred in some of the most popular French plays of the late 19th and early 20th century, including La Dame Aux Camelias by Alexandre Dumas, fils, Ruy Blas by Victor Hugo, Fédora and La Tosca by Victorien Sardou, and L’Aiglon by Edmond Rostand. She also played male roles, including Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Continue reading

Canada hosts a Land Mine Treaty

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada hosted representatives of over 120 nations for a signing of a Land Mine Treaty on December 3rd, 1997. Continue reading

International Sensation, Sarah Bernhardt

Sarah Bernhardt (born Henriette-Rosine Bernard), became an International Celebrity Actress. Continue reading

Internet hosts exceeded 1,000,000

Thats right in 1992, the number of Internet hosts exceeded 1,000,000 Continue reading

An Aboriginal Woman becomes Ambassador to Arctic Region

Mary May Simon, Inuit Activist, was appointed Canada’s first Ambassador of Circumpolar Affairs, on October 31st, 1994. Continue reading

Jean-Henri Dunant

Dunant was born in Geneva, Switzerland, the first son of businessman Jean-Jacques Dunant and Antoinette Dunant-Colladon. Continue reading

The Red Cross – the begining

The first international medical relief organization was the Red Cross, technically formed at the Geneva Convention of 1864 and the Red Cross still has headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The Red Cross Mission was based on the ideas of the Swiss humanitarian Jean-Henri Dunant, who had advocated the formation of national voluntary societies for huanitarian aid during wartime. During non war times, The Red Cross also performs such peacetime duties, as first aid training and disaster relief. After 1906 Red Crescent societies was first formed in Muslim countries.

Date:
      1864
Name(s):
      Jean-Henri Dunant
Occupation:
      Humanitarian
Location:
      Geneva, Switzerland

Additional Information:

  • Henry Dunant – Wikipedia
    Henry Dunant (born Jean-Henri Dunant; 8 May 1828 – 30 October 1910), also known as Henri Dunant, was the founder of the Red Cross, and the first recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Redcross.ca – Canadian Red Cross‎
    Official Canadian site
  • History – IFRC
    The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) was founded in 1919 in Paris in the aftermath of World War I.