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Singapore Red Cross launches lecture series, with senior official delivering the first lecture

Published on Mar 24, 2014 12:30 PM
 
Bekele Geleta, Secretary General of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.Technology can be used to engage and mobilise young people - the new generation of "humanitarian diplomats", Mr Geleta said at a gathering of regional leaders from the world's largest humanitarian organisation. --  ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

SINGAPORE - Technology can be used to engage and mobilise young people - the new generation of "humanitarian diplomats", said a senior official of the International Red Cross here for a gathering of regional leaders from the world's largest humanitarian organisation.

Mr Bekele Geleta, secretary-general of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, was speaking at the first Humanitarian Lecture Series launched by the Singapore Red Cross on Monday morning. He is on his last visit in the region in his capacity as secretary-general before stepping down in end June.

The new lecture series was started to help the public gain a better understanding of humanitarian work, with leaders in the field sharing their insights and experiences.

Mr Geleta's lecture was part of the 11th annual gathering for Red Cross and Red Crescent leaders in the region, which starts on Monday and closes on Wednesday.

 
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