27 March 2009
To commemorate three landmark anniversaries in 2009, the Red Cross launches a major global campaign today to encourage people to take humanitarian action.
The Our World, Your Move campaign website highlights the fractured nature of the modern world and how small, individual humanitarian actions on the part of each individual visitor to the site can help put the world back together.
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It marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Solferino, which inspired Henry Dunant to form the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement; the 90th anniversary of the founding of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies; and the 60th anniversary of the ratification of the Geneva Conventions.
A global programme of events will follow throughout the rest of 2009, including international exhibitions and other major events.
Learn more about the history of the Red Cross
Learn more about the Geneva Conventions