Green Cross International

Green Cross International was founded at the suggestion of Mikhail Gorbachev in 1993 on the results of the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.
Green Cross International is a non-governmental and non-commercial organization. It includes national organizations of 29 countries: Argentina, Belarus, Bulgaria, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, the UK, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Cote d'Ivoire, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Romania, Senegal, the USA, Ukraine, France, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, South Korea and Japan.

The headquarters are in Geneva.  

Green Cross International aims at the protection of human values, respect for the diversity of life on the planet, addressing a wide range of environmental problems, elimination of the consequences of wars and conflicts.

Its distinguishing principle is the cooperation of public initiatives, state authorities and business in order to address local and global issues.  
Currently, the organization is working on the implementation of 5 programmes:

  1. Coping with the consequences of wars and disasters including “the Cold War”
  2. “Earth Charter”,
  3. Environmental education,
  4. Energy and resources,
  5. “Water is life” – resolving conflicts related to water resources, fighting against desertification.

The famous world leaders were at the root of Green Cross International, a part of whom passed away, and the other part continues cooperating with the organization, i.e. Abraham Sotendorp (the Netherlands), Thor Heyerdahl (Norway), Chyngyz Aitmatov (Kyrgyzstan), Jacques-Yves Cousteau (France), Metropolitan Pitirim (Russia), Alexander Yakovlev (Russia), Javier Pérez de Cuéllar (Peru), Nikita Moiseev (Russia), Yoko Ono (the USA), Princess Basma bint Talal (Jordan), Toshiki Kaifu (Japan), Robert Redford (the USA), Evgeny Velikhov (Russia), Carl Sagan (the USA), Ted Turner (the USA) and many others. All these people have contributed   significantly to peace and global survival.