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A moment of celebration

Tuesday 12 November 2013


Our international visitors enjoyed a truly spectacular welcome to Sydney last night with a formal reception at the Sydney Opera House. People from more than 180 Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies are in Sydney for the international meetings of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, held in Australia for the first time.

An impressive line up of renowned Australian artists entertained the crowd against a stunning Sydney Harbour backdrop. The highlight of the evening was the moment both the crowd and the Opera House sails were bathed in red light, a truly magnificent Australian Red Cross welcome to Sydney and Australia.

It was a joyous moment of celebration shared by world leaders of our Movement, who are so often united by the pressures of responding to crisis and people in need. Our warmest wishes go to all the delegates, staff and volunteers for a successful week of meetings and events. We hope you have a wonderful time in Sydney.

Our sincere thanks go the Australian and NSW Governments and the City of Sydney for their generous support in helping us make Sydney a world class destination for the Red Cross Red Crescent 2013 Statutory Meetings.