Yasser Arafat

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Representative of a nongovernmental organization to address the United Nations

Yasir Arafat, chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, was the first representative of a nongovernmental organization to address a plenary session of the United Nations General Assembly. 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.

Organized Police Force … around for over 2000 years

Believe it or not, but Organized Police Forces have been around for over 2000 years, circa 6 CE. Continue reading