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Thursday 5. July 2018 – 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.


Wednesday 13. 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.


Monday 20. November 2017 – Green-Cross-Projekte in Ghana und Burkina Faso engagieren sich in der Quecksilberreduzierung im informellen Goldabbau mit handwerklichen Mitteln

CH-Zurich – 20 November 2017 – Die Umweltgiftreporte von Green Cross Schweiz und Pure Earth, USA, zeigten klar die schädlichen Auswirkungen von toxischen Schadstoffen aus Umweltgiftquellen auf die Umgebung und die Gesundheit.


Thursday 14. September 2017 – Conventional and chemical munitions must be recovered from the seas

CH-Zurich – 14 September 2017 – After World War II, the allied forces (the USA, the United Kingdom, France and the Soviet Union) took over a total of approximately 300,000 tons of chemical weapons unused by Germany. Thirty-nine percent of these included yperite (mustard gas), 18 percent tabun (a neurotoxin), 11 percent teargas and 9 percent phosgene.


Thursday 19. July 2017 – Theateraufführung «Jung und verliebt in den Planeten»

CH-Zurich – 19 July 2017 – Unter der Leitung des bekannten moldawischen Schauspielers und Regisseurs Alexander Grecu erarbeiten Jugendliche aus der Ukraine, Russland, Weissrussland, Moldawien, Japan, Italien und der Schweiz ein Theaterstück während des Green-Cross-Therapiecamps vom 16.7.–4.8.2017 in Wimmis BE und Uster ZH.


Thursday 13. July 2017 – Des jeunes de régions irradiées viennent en Suisse

CH-Zurich – 13 July 2017 – Pour la quatrième fois déjà, Green Cross Suisse organise un camp thérapeutique en Suisse pour les jeunes touchés par la radioactivité. Ce camp thérapeutique est financé par la fondation Movetia soutenue par la Confédération suisse.


Thursday 29. June 2017 – Les dons encaissés par Green Cross Suisse progressent à CHF 13,4 millions

CH-Zurich – 29 June 2017 – Pour l’exercice 2016, l’organisation non gouvernementale et environnementale Green Cross Suisse a enregistré un volume de dons de CHF 13,4 millions, ce qui représente une hausse des recettes de 3% par rapport aux CHF 13 millions de l’exercice précédent. CHF 9,8 millions ont été utilisés pour les programmes.


Tuesday 28. February 2017 – Green Cross International to be restructured

CH-Geneva / Zurich – 28 February 2017 – At the Board meeting of Green Cross International (GCI), the GCI Board members named Martin Bäumle as interim Chairman of the Board of GCI until the General Assembly in the fall of 2017. At the same time, a task force headed by GCI Chairman Martin Bäumle was established for the urgent financial restructuring and the preparation of the General Assembly.


Tuesday 21. February 2017 – Green Cross Switzerland takes a position on the allegations of Green Cross International

CH-Zurich – 21 February 2017 – Currently there are discrepancies between the assessments of Green Cross Switzerland and Green Cross International concerning the financial situation of Green Cross International.


Wednesday 26. October 2016 Industrial sources of environmental toxins endangering 200 million people worldwide

CH-Zurich – 26 October 2016 – The Environmental Toxin Report 2016 from the environmental organisations Green Cross Switzerland and Pure Earth, New York, provides information about the world’s ten most…


Friday 05. August 2016 Adäquate Therapie senkt radioaktive Strahlungsbelastung

Ziel der Green-Cross-Therapiecamps ist es, die Gesundheit von Jugendlichen und Kindern aus radioaktiv kontaminierten Gebieten zu verbessern. Während des Green-Cross- Therapiecamps vom 15. Juli bis 2. …


Thursday 21. July 2016 Des adolescents originaires des régions radioactives contaminées rencontrent des jeunes du même âge en Suisse

Cette année, en plus des camps thérapeutiques annuels organisés dans les pays concernés, Green Cross Suisse organise un camp thérapeutique international en Suisse et ce, grâce au financement de la fon…


Study Trips

12 November until 23 November 2017 – Over the course of 12 days, we’ll show you the highlights of Vietnam from North to South, accompanied by Maria Vitagliano, director of Green Cross Switzerland’s programme Social Medicine.

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