[Media Advisory] Event opportunity: Red Cross Youth International Meeting “Mt. Fuji 2012”

Red Cross Youth International Meeting “Mt. Fuji 2012” is a four-day event in which young people learn about protection of human dignity through a workshop that is facilitated by the staff of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

This year, 44 youth red cross members aged between 13-22 from 22 countries in the Asia Pacific region will be gathering with 100 Japanese Red Cross youth members in the town of Gotenba, Shizuoka prefecture. Participants will discuss challenges that young people in their region face such as disasters, conflicts, poverty, and healthcare and education issues. The meeting also aims to foster in participants an awareness of the necessity of humanitarian norms, the protection of the Geneva Conventions, the role of the Red Cross Red Crescent and other humanitarian organizations, and an interest and responsible involvement in local and international events.

Part of the workshop will be open to media, who will be able to interview the participants and the facilitator and film the proceedings.

Date: Workshop led by ICRC officer: November 24 (Sat), 13:15-18:00
(The whole meeting will be held from November 23 (Fri) to 26 (Mon), 2012.)

Lecturer: Mr. Sukhdave Singh, Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) and Youth Programme, Regional, Advisor, ICRC Far East Regional Delegation

Place: YMCA International Youth Center
1052 Higashiyama
Gotemba City, Shizuoka Prefecture

5 minutes by taxi from Gotemba station.
40 minutes by taxi from Gotemba IC (Tomei Highway Exit)

* Note *
Please be advised that you need to organize your own transport and interpreter if needed. Also it would be helpful if you could give us the following information in advance, if you are interested in filming our activities:
(1) Number of people and contact person/number
(2) Name of the show or program on which our activities are to be showed and time to be aired.

Participating societies:
Afghanistan Red Crescent Society
Bangladesh Red Crescent Society
Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent Society
Cambodia Red Cross Society
Red Cross Society of China (including Hong Kong Red Cross and Macau Red Cross)
Indian Red Cross Society
Indonesian Red Cross Society
Republic of Korea National Red Cross Society
Lao Red Cross Society, Malaysian Red Crescent Society
Mongolian Red Cross Society
Myanmar Red Cross Society
Nepal Red Cross Society
Papua New Guinea Red Cross Society
Pakistan Red Crescent Society
Philippine National Red Cross
Singapore Red Cross Society
Sri Lanka Red Cross Society
Thai Red Cross Society
Timor Leste Red Cross Society
Viet Nam Red Cross Society
Japanese Red Cross Society

To arrange an interview or obtain more information on this event, please contact the communication office of the Japanese Red Cross.

Japanese Red Cross
Communication Office
Tel: 03-3437-7071
Email: koho@jrc.or.jp