Reference : V-P-IT-E-00105
Date : 27/06/2009
Country/Region : ITALY
Caption : Solferino. ICRC President, Jakob Kellenberger, before the nine-kilometre torch-lit march (Fiaccolata) in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the battle of Solferino.
Photographer : KHAN MOHAMMAD, Fania
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Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Extracts from the 23-06-2009 ICRC operational update
Our world. Your move. Events in Solferino
From 22 June to 27 June, Red Cross Red Crescent staff and volunteers from more than 150 countries will come together, in Solferino, to reflect on 150 years of action and to examine tomorrow's challenges.

These activities are tied together under the global theme: Our world. Your move.

23 – 27 June: Youth on the Move meeting in Solferino: Hundreds of young people from more than 150 countries will gather in Solferino to discuss their vision for tackling today's and tomorrow's humanitarian challenges. The meeting will result in a declaration to be presented to the international community, Swiss officials and the leadership of the Red Cross Red Crescent on 2 July.

24 – 27 June: Humanitarian Boulevard in Solferino: Free and open to the public, this open air boulevard will feature a series of activities and exhibits highlighting disaster response and preparedness, health and safety, and humanitarian values.

27 June: Fiaccolata: The torch-lit procession, following the footsteps of those who took injured soldiers from the battlefield of Solferino to the first medical outpost in Castiglione, will conclude the commemorations of Solferino. Thousands of supporters will march under one call to action: Our world. Your move.

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