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Medal commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions

02-09-1999 News Release 99/36

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, a limited number of commemorative medals were struck in silver and gold by the ICRC in conjunction with the Intermünzen company of Bettlach, Switzerland. On 12 August, the anniversary date, ICRC President Cornelio Sommaruga awarded a gold medal to each of the 12 signatories of the Solemn Appeal made on that occasion.

The medals can be viewed and ordered on the following Website: Those made of gold are numbered. All purchasers will receive a certificate of authenticity signed by President Sommaruga.