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Reference : V-P-CH-E-00813
Date : 27/11/2011
Caption : Geneva, Bâtiment des Forces Motrices. The event organised by TEDx and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (TEDxRC2). Alberto Cairo.
Photographer : GASSMANN, Thierry
Person appearing :
CAIRO, Alberto (-)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website 28-11-2011

TEDxRC2: nine figures to multiply the power of humanity

More than 550 people attended the first TEDx event organized by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement on Sunday 27 November in Geneva. Nine speakers stressed the importance of personal commitment in humanitarian action and the opportunities offered by new technologies in response to crises.


TED is a non-profit organization that stages events and makes them available as webcasts in order to share ideas with the power to bring about peaceful global change. In addition to two major gatherings organized each year, in Long Beach, California and Edinburgh, Scotland, hundreds of TEDx events are held worldwide. On the eve of its 31st International Conference, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement opted for this kind of communication for the first time as a means to reflect on the future of humanitarian action.


Admiration for their contributions is palpable in the room. The music of Senegalese musician Seckou Keita and his sister Binta Suso offers a meditative interlude before the final speaker, Alberto Cairo from Italy, head of ICRC orthopaedic programmes in Afghanistan, takes the floor. He has set up a whole social reintegration system for people disabled as a result of armed conflict.


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