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Our world. Your move. Events in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

02-07-2009 Event

Event Info

Where: Geneva

Some of the 4,160 primary school children taking part in Bosnia-Herzegovina’s 9 May cross-country race. 

 9 May  

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.



Julio Maric conducts the Sarajevo Philharmonic during the “Memory of Solferino” concert in Sarajevo on 30 September 2009. 
   A memorable concert in Sarajevo  

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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