Press Releases 2018



CH-Zurich – 29 August 2018 – The Board of Trustees of the non-governmental and environmental organization Green Cross Switzerland and the Executive Director Nathalie Gysi have mutually agreed to end the employment relationship.


The Board of Trustees thanks Mrs. Gysi for her longstanding commitment to Green Cross Switzerland and wishes her all the best for her professional and personal future.


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Donations for Green Cross Switzerland raised to CHF 14.4 millions

CH-Zürich – 7. August 2018
Green Cross Schweiz steigerte Spendeneinnahmen auf CHF 14,4 Millionen PDF (.pdf)


CH-Zurich – 7 août 2018
Les recettes de dons de Green Cross Suisse sont passées à CHF 14,4 millions PDF (.pdf)


Theater performance on the Earth Charter in Uster, Winterthur, Zurich, Bern, Wimmis and Thun

CH-Zürich – 25. Juli 2018
Theaterperformance über die Earth Charta in Uster, Winterthur, Zürich, Bern, Wimmis und Thun PDF (.pdf)


CH-Zurich – 25 juillet 2018
dans une pièce de théâtre sur la Charte de la Terre à Uster, Winterthour, Zurich, Berne, Wimmis et Thoune PDF (.pdf)



Draft treaty for a weapons of mass destruction free zone in the Middle East welcomed

CH-Zurich – 5 July 2018 – At the invitation of Green Cross Switzerland, a round table was held in Zurich from 2 to 4 July 2018 regarding a weapons of mass destruction free zone in the Middle East. Approximately 40 delegates from the Middle East, Australia, Canada, France, Great Britain, Russia, Sweden, USA and Switzerland discussed the course of action to promote a weapons of mass destruction free zone in the Middle East. According to Stephan Robinson, Unit Manager (Water, Legacy), Green Cross Switzerland, and Sharon Dolev, Head of the Israeli Disarmament Movement (IDM), the outcome of the closed meeting has paved the way to introduce initial steps towards a weapons of mass destruction free zone in the Middle East.


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Treaty – Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone in the Middle East – June 2018


6.4 million people are at risk from exposure from uranium mines

CH-Zurich – 13 June 2018 – Based on the results of the study, Green Cross Switzerland is requesting the corporate groups involved in uranium mining in Africa, Australia, Canada and the USA to properly shut down their uranium mining sites according to the polluter-pays principle to ensure that no further decontamination is necessary within the next 1000 years. The professional decontamination and closing of uranium mining sites in the countries of Central Asia requires the support of the international community, as these countries do not have the necessary resources at their disposal.


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