About us

Green Cross is an international non-governmental organization which is active worldwide to realize a resilient and sustainable future for the earth and all her inhabitants.

Green Cross International is founded by Mikhail Gorbachev, former president of the Soviet Union and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990.

During a speech to the World Forum in Moscow, Gorbachev proposed to found an international Green Cross, which offers aid to states in ecological problems. During his years in office, Gorbachev spoke repeatedly about the mutual connection between threats to the earth and her inhabitants, shaped by nuclear and chemical armament, non-sustainable development, and human-caused degradation of our ecosystems. According to him, the world needed an organization which would apply the medical emergency response model of the International Red Cross to ecological issues and would advance solutions for ecological problems which transcend national borders. This was the inception of Green Cross.

Foundation

Green Cross International is founded by Mikhail Gorbachev, former president of the Soviet Union and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990.

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20-Year Anniversary Green Cross International

To the occasion of 20 years Green Cross International there was a meeting in Genève beginning of September. During the meeting, the seventh “Earth Dialogues” took place.

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Green Cross Netherlands

In 1994 the Dutch division of Green Cross International (GCI) came into being. Together with Japan, Russia, Switzerland, and the United States, we then formally joined GCI. This took place in the presence of, among many others, former Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers. Directors of the first hour were e.g. Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp and former ministers Erica Terpstra and Pieter Winsemius.

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Green Cross network

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Green Cross International has 27 country organizations. Several of our colleagues can be found below.

Green Cross International

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USA

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Hungary

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Switzerland

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Ghana

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Japan

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Poland

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