Board of Governors

25th Meeting of the Board of Governors, Athens, 1959


Red Cross Centenary


            The Board of Governors,

Noting the outstanding success of the special commemorative ceremonies at Solferino and Castiglione, on 27th June last, organised by the Italian Red Cross, under the patronage of Mrs Giovanni Gronchi, Chairman of the Ladies’ Committee of the Italian Red Cross and wife of the President of te Italian Republic, …”


The Red Cross as a Factor for World Peace

The Board of Governors,

Drawing attention to the appeal of the XIXth International Conference of the Red Cross which called upon Governments of all countries “to neglect no endeavour to settle their disputes in a pacific manner and in all their acts to obey the ideal of human fellowship and humanitarian principles recognised by all nations;

Calls upon all national Red Cross, Red Crescent and Red Lion and Sun Societies to make every effort to promote peace and intensify their combined efforts in

  1. a) providing aid to the sick, distressed, homeless, to refugeesand the victims of wars and disasters,
  2. b) educating boys and girls through the Red Cross Institutions in the spirit of international brotherhood, solidarity and friendship, among the people,

Thus demonstrating the action of the Red Cross in the promotion of peace.”




Florence Nightingale International Foundation

The Board of Governors,

Considering that the League of Red Cross Societies was instrumental in establishing the Florence Nightingale International Foundation and has supported it financial and participated in the development of its programme,

That in giving guidance to its member Societies, about one-third of which conduct nursing education programmes, the League follows the standards recommended by the International Council of Nurses, and therefore needs to be continuously cognizant of those standards,

That, through its knowledge of needs and conditions in various parts of the world, the League can give information to the International Council of Nurses which will help it furthering its work,

RECOMMENDS that National Societies approach the National Nurses’ Associations of their countries, asking them to support the representation of the League of Red Cross Societies on the Florence Nightingale Education Committee of the International Council of Nurses


Study Visits at League Headquarters

            The Board of Governors,

RECOMMENDS that National Societies consider the assignment to the League Nursing Bureau, from time to time, of members of their nursing service staff,

Further RECOMMENDS that such assignments be considered as a part of advanced nursing education programmes under scholarship grants”.


Home Nursing

The Board of Governors,

Having received with interest, the report of the IInd International Meeting of Red Cross Home Nursing Instructors, approve the suggestions made therein”.


Care of the Aged

            The Board of Governors,

Having reviewed the various services whereby the Red Cross in different countries contributions to the well-being of the aged,

Recognise that such services often include nursing care,

RECOMMENDS that National Societies call on the members of their nursing personnel to take part in the planning and activities of such services”.


Nurses and First Aid

            The Board of Governors,

Recognising that training in first aid contributes to nursing education

RECOMMENDS THAY National Societies offer such training to all schools of nursing in their respective countries”.


World Mental Health Year

The Board of Governors,

Recognising that 1960 is to be known as “World Mental Health Day”

RECOMMENDS that National Societies encourage members of their nursing services to participate in activities planned in their respective countries”.

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30-odd years with the Movement - National Society, International Federation and Standing Commission, for some reason never ICRC.
Presently a free spirit and attached to Sandefjord Red Cross

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