Dissemination session for students from MIT University
In accordance with the signed Memorandum of cooperation of the Macedonian Red Cross with MIT University, the Macedonian Red Cross on October 30 2018 held a dissemination session for students from MIT University to promote the work of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the national society, respect of international humanitarian law and the role and possibilities for cooperation.
The dissemination session for the students encompassed several chapters of the work of the Movement and the IHL, such as a brief overview of the history of the Movement, the Fundamental Principles, the emblems and their demonstration and protective role, the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and the Additional Protocols to the 1977 Geneva Conventions and 2006, the program areas of action of the Macedonian Red Cross as well as the experiences of the Macedonian Red Cross from the activities during the disasters and emergencies in the Republic Macedonia and neighboring countries in the last decade.
Special emphasis was placed on better acquaintance of the students with the place and role of the Macedonian Red Cross in emergencies, as well as the current programs and projects of the national society. The dissemination sessions were accompanied by video content “Rules of War” which outlines the basic elements of International Humanitarian Law and the role of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement during armed conflicts.