• Short Summary

    THE 20TH CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE OF RED CROSS SOCIETIES OPENED IN VIENNA DURING THE WEEKEND TO CONSIDER THE GENERAL PROBLEM OF HOW TO EXTEND THE RED CROSS 'UMBRELLA' TO COVER EVEN MORE COUNTRIES AND PEOPLE.

  • Description

    THE 20TH CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE OF RED CROSS SOCIETIES OPENED IN VIENNA DURING THE WEEKEND TO CONSIDER THE GENERAL PROBLEM OF HOW TO EXTEND THE RED CROSS 'UMBRELLA' TO COVER EVEN MORE COUNTRIES AND PEOPLE. SOME 500 DELEGATES FROM 95 COUNTRIES - INCLUDING PRINCESS GRACE OF MONACO - ARE ATTENDING THE WEEK LONG DISCUSSIONS.

    WITH MORE AND MORE CONFLICTS FALLING INTO THE 'CIVIL WAR' CATEGORY, THE RED CROSS IS SEEKING TO SEEKING TO EXTEND HUMANITARIAN GUARANTEES TO THIS TYPE OF CONFLICT. ANOTHER MAJOR ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS THE ADOPTION OF A 'DECLARATION OF RED CROSS PRINCIPLES' - HUMANITY, IMPARTIALITY, NEUTRALITY, INDEPENDENCE, VOLUNTARY SERVICE, UNITY AND UNIVERSALITY. DELEGATES WILL ALSO BE DISCUSSING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PERMANENT WORLD-WIDE RADIO NETWORK AND THE POSSIBILITY OF PERSUADING GOVERNMENTS TO GIVE THEM CHEAP TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH FACILITIES.

    AT THE OPENING SESSION A DRAFT RESOLUTION FROM RUSSIA, RUMANIA AND POLAND SPEAKING OF "INHUMAN ACTIONS IN NORTH VIETNAM" BY THE AMERICANS, WAS RULED OUT OF ORDER BY THE CANADIAN CHAIRMAN OF THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS SOCIETIES. A RESOLUTION BY THE U.S. RED CROSS APPEALING FOR ALL POWERS ENGAGED IN ARMED CONFLICT TO STOP FIGHTING WAS PASSED BY A BIG MAJORITY.

    (NINE NEW MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE HAVE BEEN ELECTED: AUSTRIA, COLUMBIA, EAST GERMANY, HOLLAND, JAPAN, NICARAGUA, RUMANIA, SENEGAL AND SWEDEN.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1F0EPD8DNQ1J2151AHOFEYCMV
    Media URN:
    VLVA1F0EPD8DNQ1J2151AHOFEYCMV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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