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Reference : V-F-CR-F-01802-B
Date : 12/2016
Country/Region : SWITZERLAND
Title : Journée du souvenir du CICR, 15-16 décembre 2016 = ICRC Remembrance day, 15-16 December 2016
Duration : 00:05:16
Director : FOY, Axel
Cameraman : MOUCHET, Louis
Editor : MOUCHET, Louis
Person appearing :
MAURER, Peter (president, ICRC)
BARAZZONE, Guillaume (mayor, Geneva)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
FOY, Axel
Production reference : AV578B
Description : Key moments of the International Committee of the Red Cross' (ICRC) remembrance day on 15-16 December 2016.
Key moments of the ICRC 's remembrance day on 16 December 2016.
On 17 December 1996, six ICRC delegates were murdered in the Chechen town of Novye Atagi. This date is now commemorated every year as our Remembrance day – when our thoughts turn to all our colleagues killed in the line of duty or as a result of an accident, illness or other tragic event.
Twenty years on from that unprecedented attack, this year’s Remembrance Day is dedicated to the memory of all ICRC colleagues killed in action since 1996.
To mark this anniversary, a photo exhibition entitled Ray of Hope: A Story of Commitment is on display in the Place des Nations in Geneva. It focuses on the places where our colleagues have lost their lives in the past 20 years, and offers visitors the chance to appreciate the humanitarian commitment of these exceptional men and women whose lives were cut tragically short.
A Remembrance day march will also start from the Place des Nations. All staff in Geneva are invited to take part. Former and retired staff members will also join us, as will staff from the Secretariat of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
The march will follow the same route as the solidarity march that took place in 1996 after the events in Novye Atagi. It will arrive at the headquarters esplanade, where Peter will give a short speech. A moment of silence will be observed before Karim Wasfi, the conductor of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, performs a composition of his choice on the cello.
The commemorations will conclude tomorrow evening at headquarters with an awards ceremony, presided over by Guillaume Barazzone, mayor of Geneva. The Genève Reconnaissante medal was founded in 1932. In awarding it to the ICRC, the City of Geneva is expressing its gratitude and paying tribute to the exemplary humanitarian commitment of every ICRC staff member. The medal will be accepted by three staff members on behalf of us all: Aina Shakhidova, Dibeh Fakhr and Antoine Balabeau. They will be accompanied by the president Peter Maurer.
Original language : French; English
French title : Journée du souvenir du CICR, 15-16 décembre 2016
English title : ICRC Remembrance day, 15-16 December 2016
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1280 x 720
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422