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On May 23, in Geneva, the Prince’s Government and the International Committee of the Red Cross signed a Convention establishing a formal framework for cooperation to support ICRC field operations.
A major player on the international scene, the ICRC has an exclusively humanitarian mission to protect and assist victims of armed conflict, with more and more resulting in serious humanitarian consequences.
The ICRC mobilises 16,800 people in more than 80 countries to help victims affected by armed conflict and violence. The organisation has been a partner of the Prince’s Government for many years in the implementation of humanitarian aid.
One of the characteristics of contemporary armed conflicts is that they are often long-term, which raises new and numerous challenges in the management of these crises, but also in the long-term care of the population affected. Beyond immediate emergencies, these conflicts call for action inspired by long-term cooperation and development.
Accordingly, the Prince’s Government is directing its support to the ICRC’s programmes in areas where conflicts are long-lasting. By formalising this long-standing relationship, the Principality reiterates its commitment to respect for international humanitarian laws, international human rights laws and fundamental humanitarian principles.
Now more than ever, health is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. On 7th April, we have an opportunity to thank the nurses and midwives of the Principality during World Health Day 2020.
Monaco’s support workers caring for the most vulnerable in the community are making heroic efforts to maintain vital ties to the elderly and disabled, whilst trying to remain safe themselves during the crisis.
Since confinement began on 18th March, the Monaco police force has made 11,000 traffic checks on drivers entering the Principality.
Prince Albert has warned the National Council that its criticism of his government’s management of the Covid-19 pandemic is unnecessarily escalating the tension and uncertainty surrounding the crisis.
The number of foreign tourists visiting France has fallen by seven percent since the start of the year, and the French government is blaming factors other than terrorism.
Jean-Marc Ayrault, Foreign Minister, will be hosting a summit in September to address the issues, which include bad weather and strikes, he said.
In a report released Tuesday by the Regional Tourism Committee, the number of visitors to Paris “from other parts of France and foreign countries” in the first six months of the year fell by 1 million to 14.9 million compared with the same period last year.
The terror attacks, particularly the atrocity in Nice on July 14, had the most impact on wealthier tourists and visitors from Asia, the minister added. A sum of €1 million had already been allocated to promote tourism nationally after last year’s terror attacks in Paris, and now an additional €500,000 has been designated to the PACA region by the central government following the Bastille Day attack that caused the deaths of 85 people, including several tourists.