IOC President Thomas Bach today welcomed International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) President Peter Maurer to the IOC headquarters in Lausanne for a one-hour meeting to explore areas in which the two organisations can cooperate in the future.
The two leaders are looking to reinvigorate the Memorandum of Understanding the organisations signed in June 2003. The MoU called for collaboration on projects placing sport as a tool for values-based education and development, in particular in areas affected by natural disaster, disease, and armed conflict.
The IOC and ICRC also work together to promote shared humanitarian values such as gender equality, volunteerism, tolerance and peace.
The ICRC’s delegation also included Patricia Danzi, Head of Operations for Latina America and the Caribbean. President Bach was accompanied by IOC International Cooperation and Development Director Lindsay Glassco.
Following the meeting, Mr Maurer paid a visit to the recently renovated Olympic Museum.