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I Champion ... Our Principles in Action

Our Fundamental Principles are at the heart of everything we do. They guide our work as a humanitarian organisation and encourage respect for all people. By embodying our principles in action, you become a true champion of humanity and inspire others to do the same.

Learn with our interactive website

Learn about our Fundamental Principles on this interactive website. You'll be challenged to solve a puzzle, answer a quiz and place yourself in the shoes of someone facing a real-life dilemma.

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Our principles at work in the Tiwi Islands

Check out this video of staff and volunteers embracing our Fundamental Principles in the Tiwi Islands.

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Share these images and posts on social media to help others learn about Red Cross' Fundamental Principles.


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Why is Red Cross unique? Because throughout the world, in nearly every nation, there is a Red Cross or Red Crescent Society committed to the same set of Fundamental Principles: Humanity, Neutrality, Impartiality, Voluntary Service, Independence, Unity and Universality. #ourprinciplesinaction

In a world with increasing tensions, Red Cross encourages respect for all people and a willingness to work together, to find solutions for humanitarian problems. That's because its seven Fundamental Principles guide everything it does: Humanity, Neutrality, Impartiality, Voluntary Service, Independence, Unity and Universality. #ourprinciplesinaction


Red Cross' Fundamental Principles encourage respect for all people. #ourprinciplesinaction

Seven Fundamental Principles guide the work of Red Cross in 190 countries. #ourprinciplesinaction

Humanity Neutrality Impartiality Voluntary Service Independence Unity Universality #ourprinciplesinaction

Take a self-guided learning course

For in-depth information about our Fundamental Principles, explore this self-guided learning manual that was developed for Red Cross Staff.

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