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Green Cross International (GCI) is a Geneva-based non-governmental organisation founded by President Mikhail Gorbachev in 1993. It focuses on the challenges of security, poverty and the environment. It works to prevent and resolve conflicts over scarce natural resources, assist those affected by the environmental effects of wars and conflicts, and contribute to a genuine value and behaviour shift necessary to build a sustainable global community

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Latest publications on this Web site:

5th In My Homeland Children’s Drawing Contest Begins
¤ media@gci.ch (Michelle Laug) ¤ 31 August 2011
Green Cross Belarus has launched the 5th edition of the In My Homeland International Children’s Drawing Contest, which is open until the end of the year. The contest encourages children worldwide to depict their homeland. Green Cross Belarus has launched the 5th edition of the In My Homeland (...) read more

GC Spain brings together volunteers to clean up the Henares River
¤ media@gci.ch (Michelle Laug) ¤ 31 August 2011
During October, November and December more than 300 volunteers will come together to conduct water quality analysis and clean up the bank of the Henares River, a river close to Madrid. In its second year, the Henares Basin Project seeks to improve the environmental quality of the river. During (...) read more

World Water Council Elects New Board of Governors
¤ media@gci.ch (Michelle Laug) ¤ 31 August 2011
The Members of the World Water Council elected a new Board of Governors to oversee and guide the Council's work for the coming three years. The elections took place on Friday 16 October during the triennial General Assembly that brought together more than 280 members in Marseille, France. The (...) read more

GC Italy Hands out Award for Best Environmental Documentary
¤ media@gci.ch (Michelle Laug) ¤ 31 August 2011
Green Cross Italy has awarded the special prize for the Best International Documentary dedicated to the environment to a Finnish filmmaker. "Recipes For Disaster" by John Webster deals with the reduction of CO2 emission and energy consumption in daily life. Green Cross Italy has awarded the (...) read more

Mikhail Gorbachev’s Letter of Congratulations to President Obama
¤ media@gci.ch (Michelle Laug) ¤ 31 August 2011
Dear Mr. President, I congratulate you on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. I am convinced that it is the right decision, which significantly reinforces our family of Nobel laureates. Your efforts have helped to bring about a significant change in the international climate. Dear Mr. (...) read more

New Treasurer appointed to GCI Board of Directors
¤ media@gci.ch (Michelle Laug) ¤ 31 August 2011
The Green Cross International Board of Directors elected a new Treasurer at their annual meeting held 6-7 October in Geneva. The Green Cross International Board of Directors elected a new Treasurer at their annual meeting held 6-7 October in Geneva. Sander Mallien, the current Chairman of the (...) read more

Resetting the Nuclear Disarmament Agenda
¤ media@gci.ch (Rani Saadeh) ¤ 31 August 2011
Mikhail Gorbachev, the Founding President of Green Cross International, delivered the third Geneva Lecture at the United Nations in Geneva on 5 October 2009. The following transcript is based on the English translation rendered at the lecture from the original in Russian. Mr. Secretary General (...) read more

Gorbachev to Lead a Synergy Task Force on Climate
¤ media@gci.ch (Rani Saadeh) ¤ 31 August 2011
Mikhail Gorbachev, the Founding President of Green Cross International, will lead a cross-sectoral panel of international public figures and representatives of expert community to strengthen the global response to climate change. Mikhail Gorbachev, the Founding President of Green Cross (...) read more

Gorbachev Lecture on “Resetting the Nuclear Disarmament Agenda”
¤ media@gci.ch (Rani Saadeh) ¤ 31 August 2011
Mikhail Gorbachev, former President of the Soviet Union and Founding President of Green Cross International will be delivering a lecture on the above subject at the United Nations (UN) in Geneva. The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon will make an introductory statement. Press Advisory WHO: (...) read more

Two First Steps on Nuclear Weapons
¤ media@gci.ch (Rani Saadeh) ¤ 31 August 2011
The above titled article by Mikhail Gorbachev, GCI Founding President, appeared in the New York Times on 25 September 2009. Yesterday, President Obama presided over the United Nations Security Council meeting that passed a resolution seeking to strengthen the international commitment to (...) read more


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