Listening to the voices of one's heart

Listening to the voices of one's heart - Radio room, Uqd, Yemen, 1967 - ©ICRC

Listening to the voices of one's heart - Radio room, Uqd, Yemen, 1967 - ©ICRC

From our radio archive, end of year year wishes by then ICRC president Samuel Alexandre Gonard, broadcast from Geneva in December 1967.

In a year of fierce conflicts and "at a time when men are more inclined than usual to listen to the voices of their hearts", Mr. Gonard appealed to the goodwill of all, hoping "that the principles and ideas of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement may be better understood and applied, so that hatred and passions may be silenced, finally, before the desire and ideal of peace."

With that message of hope in mind, all of us here at ICRC Washington wish you a peaceful holiday.