Geneva Declaration


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Geneva Declaration

A general term that encompasses all iterations (1948, 1968, 1984, 1994, 2005, 2006) of the Declaration of Geneva, which is essentially a modern restatement of the Hippocratic Oath.

Declaration of Geneva
At the time of being admitted as a member of the medical profession:
• I solemnly pledge to consecrate my life to the service of humanity;
• I will give to my teachers the respect and gratitude that is their due;
• I will practise my profession with conscience and dignity;
• The health of my patient will be my first consideration;
• I will respect the secrets that are confided in me, even after the patient has died;
• I will maintain by all the means in my power the honour and the noble traditions of the medical profession;
• My colleagues will be my sisters and brothers;
• I will not permit considerations of age, disease or disability, creed, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, political affiliation, race, sexual orientation, social standing, or any other factor to intervene between my duty and my patient;
• I will maintain the utmost respect for human life;
• I will not use my medical knowledge to violate human rights and civil liberties, even under threat;
• I make these promises solemnly, freely and upon my honor.
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25 - Reaffirming their commitment to the sovereignty and independence of Syria and its unity and territorial integrity and commitment to reaching a political solution to the crisis in accordance with the principles of the Geneva Declaration 1 on 30, June, 2012.
UNMAS Cote d Ivoire is further mandated by the Strategy of the United Nations on Mine Action 2013-2018 and related UN resolutions in the matter, and international disarmament laws signed by Cote d Ivoire, including the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC), the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM), the ECOWAS Convention on Small Arms and Light Weapons (ECOWAS-SALW), the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development and United Nations Gender Guidelines for Mine Action Programmes.
He stressed that the Syrian conflict should be resolved in accordance with the Geneva declaration in 2012 which called for the formation of a transitional governing authority, affirming that it not include any of the regime's elements, chiefly President Bashar Al-Assad.
The talks would be "on the basis of the Geneva declaration, which is based on the transfer of all military and civilian authorities.
He said if Washington decides to supply Kiev with arms, it will breach many agreements between Russia and US, including the Geneva Declaration in April.
Prince Saud made it clear that due to this, there is a need to end the conflict in Syria through a political settlement on the basis of the Geneva Declaration.
It lacks the key element — negotiations, and this is a radical departure from the April 17 Geneva declaration, which our Western partners and Ukrainian authorities currently support.
The Syrian polls "represents a clear contradiction to the Geneva declaration seeking a political solution," a Turkish Foreign Ministry official told AFP.
We respect the results of the Ukrainian voters' will, but believes that it is absolutely necessary and without any delay to fulfill the agreements reached in the framework of Geneva declaration of April 17, and to stop violence," Lavrov said.
It seemed that there was a way out of the Ukrainian impasse through the meeting held on April 17 between Russia, the US, Ukraine and the EU in Geneva, where they adopted the Geneva declaration to end all illegal presence of armed paramilitary forces in the country, to combat religious extremism and intolerance, and to initiate inclusive dialogue between the parties within a constitutional framework.
He spoke four days before the government and opposition are due to start a peace conference in Switzerland on Wednesday, known as Geneva2, in an attempt to end the conflict and start a transition by fully implementing the 2012 Geneva declaration.
Iran has yet to accept the Geneva declaration of 2012, and Western nations say it should not be involved in peace talks until it does.

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