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Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
November 23, 2007


U.S. Delegation Attending 30th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Geneva

The Department of State’s Legal Advisor John B. Bellinger will lead the U.S. Delegation to the 30th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Geneva, Switzerland, November 26-30. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) Ellen R. Sauerbrey and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva Warren W. Tichenor will also be members of the delegation.

The theme of the 30th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent is “Together for Humanity.”

The Conference, made up of the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and states’ parties to the Geneva Conventions, will examine a variety of issues. Included on the agenda are: the collaborative actions, roles and partnerships among states, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and other stakeholders in addressing humanitarian challenges of common concern; reaffirmation and implementation of international humanitarian law; and strengthening the legal frameworks for international response to disasters.

For more information, please contact PRM’s Public Affairs Advisor Todd Pierce at (202) 663-1979 and/or David Gilmour, Counselor for Public Affairs, U.S. Mission Geneva at +41-22-749-4360.

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Released on November 23, 2007

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