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close this bookThe Medical Profession and the Effects of Weapons - Report of the Symposium (International Committee of the Red Cross , 1996, 62 p.)
close this folder4. The Symposium
View the document4.1 Programme
View the document4.2 Opening remarks
View the document4.3 Presentations
View the document4.4 Mission statement
Open this folder and view contents4.5 Working groups
View the document4.6 Conclusions

4.4 Mission statement

In the discussions following the presentations, the participants drew up a “mission statement” to guide the remainder of the Symposium. The objective set was:

“to identify and communicate the effects of weapons on individual and public health so that the international community can work together to eliminate any superfluous injury, unnecessary suffering and indiscriminate effects associated with the design of weapons, their use in human conflict and their global proliferation.”