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Even 30 years after Chernobyl, ten million people in Belarus, Russia, Moldova and Ukraine are still suffering from the long-term health consequences of the disaster. With its Social and Medical Care programme, Green Cross supports families affected by the catastrophe.   Therapy camps Among those worst affected are children like Dimitri, from the village of […]

By Paul Walker, Director, Environmental Security and Sustainability programme The CWC Coalition, coordinated by Green Cross ESS Director Paul Walker, once again put civil society groups front and centre in The Hague as the 21st annual Conference of States Parties (CSP) to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) unfolded the week of November 28th in The […]

Mr. President, Excellencies, Distinguished Representatives, Ladies and Gentlemen: On behalf of Green Cross International, a non-profit, charitable, and non-governmental organization, founded by Mikhail Gorbachev 23 years ago and headquartered here in Geneva, I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak, however briefly, to this year’s Eighth Five-Year Review Conference of the BWC. For more […]

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On 10 June 2016, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon transmitted the second report of the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) on chemical weapons use in Syria to the UN Security Council. The JIM was established by the United Nations in August 2015, under the auspices of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) […]

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Green Cross International and the Arms Control Association (ACA) co-hosted a roundtable discussion in Washington DC on Tuesday, June 21st, on “The New Nuclear Diplomacy: Breakthrough or Sideshow?” with Richard Lennane of Wildfire and Kingston Reif of the Arms Control Association. Paul Walker, director of the Green Cross Environmental Security and Sustainability Programme, chaired the […]

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