Green Cross International 20th anniversary in September

Green Cross International is celebrating its 20th anniversary from September 2nd to 3rd, 2013 with major activities in Geneva, Switzerland, being held in cooperation with the United Nations, the Earth Charter Initiative and other global partners.

The Green Cross General Assembly will take place on September 2nd, the same day as the third Green Star Awards, a joint initiative by the UN and Green Cross to recognize excellence in environmental emergency preparedness and response, and the gala concert by acclaimed Russian pianist, Andrei Gavrilov. Contact: [email protected]

On September 3rd, the UN’s Palais des Nations will be the venue of the 7th Earth Dialogues conference, an initiative launched in 2002 by Green Cross Founder Mikhail Gorbachev and Maurice Strong. The conference, open to the public, will include five panels focusing on the challenges and opportunities of a world in transition (climate change, energy and resources, poverty, food and water, security and sustainability). Contact: [email protected]

Also on September 3rd, more than 130 young performers, including a 30-strong core cast of youth from Syria and Indonesia to Botswana and Argentina, will stage the debut performance of the musical 2050: The Future We Want.  The performance will feature songs written by the legendary Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) and is being co-produced by Peace Child International and Green Cross. If you are in Geneva and want to attend, contact: [email protected] or find out how to register online.