PLEDGE P1180

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Proposed Evaluation Criteria : - The development of a Danish military manual
- An updated version of "Den Humanitaere Folkeret og Danmark"
- Increased partnerships between the Danish Red Cross and partners on strengthening capacities among volunteers, especially youth, to promote respect of IHL and NIIHA

- A permanent dissemination activity established in Denmark with support from the Danish Red Cross that focus on the protection of all victims of armed conflict


Pledge text : In view of the mutual responsibility of the Danish Government and the Danish Red Cross to ensure respect for as well as to disseminate IHL the Danish Government and the Danish Red Cross pledge:
In order to further strengthen the education and training of the Danish Armed Forces in Humanitarian Law and the Laws of War a Danish military manual will be developed.

The Danish Red Cross will publish an updated version of the basic textbook on IHL: Den humanitaere folkeret og Danmark
The Danish Red Cross supported by the Danish Government will strengthen partnerships with national RC/RC societies in countries and regions affected by armed conflict or other situations of violence on promotion of IHL and humanitarian access. The aim is to increase knowledge and capacities among volunteers, and particular youth, to advocate for adherence to IHL and the humanitarian principles and to ensure safer access for the Red Cross and Red Crescent to all vulnerable groups in society.
In 2014, the Danish Government and the Danish Red Cross will mark the 150 anniversary of the first two delegates of the ICRC to the battlefield of Denmark/Preussen in April 1864 as well as the adoption of the original Geneva Convention in August 1864 by inauguration a permanent dissemination activity on the battlefield focused on the protection of all victims of armed conflict and the need and efforts to protect and assist the victims.