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Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Solana: "Discrete mediation" getting more and more important
Tuesday 27 April 2010:
At the tenth anniversary of the Henry Dunant Centre in Geneva, Honorary President Javier Solana has pointed on the urgency in the need for discrete mediation between governments. The Henry Dunant Centre is currently active in ten regions of crisis.
Javier Solana, the former EU's foreign policy and NATO Secretary General, told at the Henry Dunant Centre in Geneva, that the rising standard of living would give rise to new tensions over resources like oil and water.
The middle class will triple in the coming years, "said Solana, who was on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the founding of this private foundation in Geneva. The scarcity of resources would increase tensions and trigger new conflicts in an increasingly complex world. The discrete placement of the Henry Dunant Centre is more than ever necessary to facilitate dialogue, said Solana.
Last year the budget was 17 million Swiss Francs. One started in 1999 with a budget of 1.5 million Swiss Francs. Several organizations such as the ICRC, and 14 countries ensure the financing of the Henry Dunant Centre, including Switzerland." Link