Canada and the USA: News and Notes, December 2009

16-12-2009 Field Newsletter

The ICRC Regional Delegation for the United States and Canada announces the launch of the ICRC's 2010 annual budget. We also take the opportunity to share with you the publication of "Professional Standards for Protection Work." In addition, we bring you news from the recent Cartagena Summit on a Mine-Free World and a look at the ICRC's own history with the Nobel Peace Prize, given last week's ceremony in Oslo. Finally, we remain troubled by the abduction of our colleagues in Chad and Darfur and include an update on the situation. Our thoughts are with them and their families, and we hope for their prompt release.

 In this issue:  

  • Sudan/Chad: ICRC seeks release of staff

  • ICRC operations in 2010: launch of the Emergency Appeals

  • Publication of " Professional Standards for Protection Work "

  • A world free of mines becomes an achievable goal

  • The ICRC and the Nobel Peace Prize

... and the latest ICRC news from around the globe.

ICRC Canada/USA Field Newsletter, December 2009  

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