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The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement warmly congratulates the UN Secretary-General, Mr Kofi Annan

12-10-2001 News Release 01/41

Joint Communication

Geneva - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies congratulate UN Secretary-General KofiAnnan and the United Nations Organisation for the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize which was awarded to them today by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

The International Federation and the ICRC are convinced that this award will further inspire the UN and all its member states to seek solutions to the burning issues confronting Humanity today, notably in those countries and places torn by conflict or devastated by environmental catastrophies.