Our world. Your move. Events in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the support of the ICRC’s Sarajevo delegation, marked the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Solferino by holding a cross-country race in 19 towns across the country. 4,160 pupils from 155 primary schools ran on Saturday 9 May under the motto " Our world. Your move " . Dressed in T-shirts bearing the logo of the campaign, the children attracted widespread attention and transmitted a clear message about the importance of individual gestures and Red Cross values.
A special Red Cross stamp was released to coincide with Bosnia-Herzegovina's Red Cross week, an event that brought together a number of humanitarian organizations and attracted support from the authorities and local communities.
Sarajevo celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Movement with music, living up to its reputation as a centre of European culture.
A musical evening on 30 September 2009 entitled A Memory of Solferino saw the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra perform works by Tchaikovsky, Haydn and Dvorak to a rapturous capacity audience at the National Theatre. Serbian percussionists joined the 62-piece orchestra under the inspired baton of Julio Maric.
The programme started with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture , its martial strains recalling the Napoleonic wars. This was the first time the Sarajevska filharmonija had performed the piece. The tenderness and gaiety of the Haydn flute concerto in D major gave musical form to Dunant’s humanity at Solferino while Dvorak’s New World Symphony hinted at the enormous challenges the 20th century was to bring.
This ICRC-initiated musical evening paid a vibrant tribute to humanitarian endeavour and to the message it has carried since the beginning: that any man or woman of good-will can make a difference.
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