NGO Meets Red Cross to Petition for Release of Shalit, Hold Hamas Accountable for Violating International Law

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, December 10, 2010 — As demonstrators worldwide today called for the release of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer visited with the International Committee of the Red Cross headquarters in Geneva to present a petition urging that Hamas abide by …

UN Watch Welcomes Admission of Israeli Society into Red Cross Movement

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, June 22, 2006 — UN Watch, a non-governmental observer at the 29th International Conference of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, welcomed the early morning decision, by overwhelming majority, to recognize a new, neutral emblem (the Red Crystal) and to admit the Israeli …

UN Watch Salutes Switzerland for Leadership in Red Cross Victory

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, June 22, 2006 — UN Watch, a non-governmental observer at the 29th International Conference of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, commended the special leadership role of the Swiss government in resolving the emblem issue that enabled today’s admission of the Israeli …

Issue 136: Diplomatic Conference Will Vote on Admitting Magen David Adom into the Red Cross

An international injustice that has persisted for decades may soon come to an end.  On December 5th and 6th, here in Geneva, a Diplomatic Conference is expected to adopt a proposal that would finally provide recognition to the Red Shield of David emblem.  This would in turn open the door for the admission of …

Issue 47: The first Preparatory Committee for the World Conference Against Racism; and the International Red Cross Movement convenes an International Conference

The first Preparatory Committee for next year’s World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance has just concluded at the UN in Geneva. Debate was plentiful during this session of limited results. Analysis: Much remains to be done in the 15 months leading up to the …

Issue 36: The International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent establishes a working group to resolve the emblem issue

The quadrennial International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent concluded on Saturday in Geneva. Among the resolutions passed was a renewed commitment to resolving the Movement’s ongoing emblem issue. Analysis: In the resolution which recognized “the current problems in some States and National …

Issue 34: The upcoming quadrennial International Conference of the Red Cross Movement

While Telecom ’99 fever consumes Geneva, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), also based here, is gearing up for its quadrennial International Conference. This conference, to be held at the end of the month, reunites the ICRC, the Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, with all …

Issue 30: The issue of emblems used to identify National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world

At the end of this summer, a meeting of Government experts will be held in Geneva to discuss the issue of the emblems used to identify National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world. Analysis: The symbol of the red cross, the inverted flag of Switzerland, was adopted in 1863 as a tribute to …