Norwegian Red Cross
The Red Cross is an international humanitarian relief agency, with Red Cross or Red Crescent societies in 187 countries. The basic principle of the organization is the protection of human life and rights in order to work towards worldwide peace.
The Norwegian Red Cross, as well Sogn og Fjordane Red Cross, were among the founders of UWC Red Cross Nordic in 1995. The co-operation agreement between the College and the Red Cross was last renewed in 2016.
Sven Mollekleiv, President of the Norwegian Red Cross, had this to say on his visit to the College in April 2014:
“This place is simply remarkable. The whole world is present in this little fjord bay. It warms me to see the engagement of the students and to witness how the focus is on finding the resources in persons and aiming at making them participants in the different arenas of life.”
The Red Cross is an important part of our identity at UWC Red Cross Nordic – with shared values and philosophy at the heart of our work.
The booklet, ‘This is the Red Cross‘, produced by the Norwegian Red Cross, provides an insight into what the Red Cross stands for, and what it does.