Our Fundamental Principles
The Monaco national Red Cross Society is incorporated on the basis of the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 of which the Principality of Monaco is a part, and of the seven fundamental Red Cross Principles adopted unanimously by the international Red Cross conference in Vienna in October 1965.
Born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavours, in its international and national capacity, to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all peoples.
It makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It endeavours to relieve the suffering of individuals, being guided solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress
In order to continue to enjoy the confidence of all, it may not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.
The Movement is independent. The National Societies, while auxiliaries in the humanitarian services of their governments and subject to the laws of their respective countries, must always maintain their autonomy so that they may be able at all times to act in accordance with the principles of the Red Cross.
The Red Cross is a voluntary relief movement not prompted in any manner by desire for gain.
There can be only one Red Cross Society in any one country. It must be open to all. It must carry on its humanitarian work throughout its territory.
The Red Cross, in which all Societies have equal status and share equal responsibilities and duties in helping each other, is worldwide.
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