The Next Page

Episode 23: Conversation - ICRC President Peter Maurer on multilateralism, the power of partnership, and working for impact.

April 9, 2020

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. 

ICRC Resources

To learn more about Peter Maurer and the work of the ICRC, head to: and  

You can also keep up-to-date via Twitter: and  

In addition, learn more about the Geneva Conventions:, and the book A Memory of Solferino by Henri Dunant:

Library Resources

To explore the Library's online collection on International Humanitarian Law (IHL), visit here:  or take a  look at the Library's selection of resources on IHL from our collections (print and online) for the last 10 years:


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.

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