International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
The Red Cross and Red Crescent Fundamental Principles principles unite the Movement in 190 countries and are the basis of our decisions and actions.
Our Principles in action
How do our Principles make the difference?
See how the Principles of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement guide our work every day across the world.
Towards the 50th anniversary of the Principles
The Movement-wide initiative
An initiative to celebrate the continued importance and relevance of the Principles, while critically reflecting on their application.
The 747 Puzzle
Take the challenge, match all elements correctly.
Match components and related values to each principle, discover what it takes to put #ourprinciplesinaction.
The 360 Experience
The importance of the Fundamental Principles in crisis
Every crisis presents a set of unique challenges and dilemmas. Applying the Fundamental Principles, can you take critical decisions?
How much do you really know about the Fundamental Principles?
Take this quiz to test your knowledge of the Fundamental Principles. Be careful, it’s trickier than it seems.
The history of the Fundamental Principles
We have been guided by our Principles for 150 years, but the Seven Fundamental Principles were adopted formally 50 years ago.