Episode 23: Conversation - ICRC President Peter Maurer on multilateralism, the power of partnership, and working for impact.
Welcome to Episode 23 of The Next Page podcast. In this episode, UN Library & Archives Geneva Director Francesco Pisano speaks with Peter Maurer, the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
This conversation will take you on a deeper look into the ICRC, established more than a century ago. Peter Maurer shares about its identities that have developed over time, and gives insights into its connection with the United Nations; the role of young people in the work of the organisation; the value of new ways of thinking and mobilising resources to ensure work that has impact; and what multilateralism means for the ICRC in practice today and in the future. As this episode is recorded online, as we together respond to the pandemic of COVID-19, he also shares what the ICRC is doing and learning from this current situation.
In addition, learn more about the Geneva Conventions: https://www.icrc.org/en/war-and-law/treaties-customary-law/geneva-conventions, and the book A Memory of Solferino by Henri Dunant: https://www.icrc.org/en/publication/0361-memory-solferino.
To explore the Library's online collection on International Humanitarian Law (IHL), visit here: https://tinyurl.com/oaihl20 or take a look at the Library's selection of resources on IHL from our collections (print and online) for the last 10 years: https://tinyurl.com/ihl201020
Speakers: Peter Maurer & Francesco Pisano.
Host: Natalie Alexander.
Editor & Sound Editor: Natalie Alexander.
Image: International Committee of the Red Cross.
Recorded & produced at the UN Geneva Library & Archives.