1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020

Meet and get to know the ICRC

All on-site information sessions at the Humanitarium are currently suspended. We organize on-line information sessions as an alternative. More details below.

About the event

Precautionary measures during COVID-19

All on-site information sessions at the Humanitarium are currently suspended. For international groups visiting from abroad until 31 December 2020. For Swiss-based groups, the resumption of information sessions will depend on the evolution of the situation in Switzerland and Geneva. We will follow the advice of the Swiss and Geneva authorities and publish the date on this page once it is known.

These precautionary measures have been taken to keep all visitors safe and to allow Headquarters and field staff to implement the ICRC's primary mission: to assist and protect people who are affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence.

New: meet the ICRC delegates and legal experts online

We are happy to offer you an alternative by organizing on-line sessions where you meet ICRC delegates and legal experts to engage in a dialogue about humanitarian action and international humanitarian law.

We organize these interactive information sessions to promote a better understanding of today's humanitarian challenges and to explore, with the help of the audience, how to improve humanitarian policy and action and increase respect for international humanitarian law.

Who may participate

Groups of at least 15 people aged 18 and above with an interest in humanitarian law, policy and action may attend ICRC information sessions. Smaller groups will be invited to a joint session with another group.

Individuals and groups of younger people are encouraged to visit the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum instead, on-line or on-site.

Booking an on-line information session

To book an on-line session please fill this form. After studying your request we'll contact you to discuss the practical organization.

Formats of on-line and on-site information sessions

Various types of session are available:

General information sessions

  • Aim at informing people with an interest in humanitarian action about the role and activities of the ICRC during armed conflict and about the basic principles of international humanitarian law.
  • Consist of an introductory film, a talk by an ICRC delegate, and an interactive presentation on the basic principles of international humanitarian law.

Information sessions on specific topics

  • For master's and research students in a specific field of study (in particular, but not exclusively, public international law, health, journalism or social and behavioural sciences) and with an interest in humanitarian action.
  • Consist of an introductory film, a talk by an ICRC delegate (either on the ICRC's role and activities more generally or on a theme), and a presentation on international humanitarian law.

Tailored information sessions

  • Aim at establishing dialogue with people with a professional interest in humanitarian action, law and policy (e.g. government representatives, diplomats, civil servants, humanitarian professionals, health professionals, legal experts, media professionals, military and police officers, and business leaders).
  • Are tailored to the interests of the group and may consist of an introductory film, a talk by an ICRC delegate (either general or on a theme), and one or more presentations on a specific challenge, topic or context.

National Red Cross and Red Crescent Society sessions

  • Are aimed at establishing dialogue with Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers and staff.
  • Are tailored to the interests of the group and may consist of an introductory film, a talk by an ICRC delegate (either general or on a theme), and one or more presentations on a specific challenge, topic or context.

Thematic workshops (currently only on-site)

Booking an on-site information session (currently suspended)

Fill in the reservation form and email it to mailto:visit@icrc.org at least 8 weeks prior to the date of visit.

Venue

All on-site information sessions take place at the ICRC's Humanitarium in Geneva.

Preparing for the session

Participants can begin by watching the following introductory movie and browsing the ICRC website. They may also be interested in our online course on international humanitarian law (IHL).

Guided tours

If you would like to combine your on-site visit to the Humanitarium with an audio-guided or guided tour of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, or with a guided tour of Geneva's Old Town, walking in the footsteps of ICRC founder Henry Dunant, you can book directly with the museum's Visitors' Service or the Tourist Guide Association, respectively. Geneva Tourism offers additional tours related to international Geneva.

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Date & Time

1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020

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Venue address

Humanitarium
17 avenue de la Paix
1202 Geneva