Green Cross 20th anniversary Earth Dialogues to be broadcast live

22 August 2013.

 

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Green Cross International’s 20th anniversary Earth Dialogues conference, held at the United Nations on 3 September, will be streamed live via video, making it possible for people all over the world to follow high-level speakers making their own unique contributions to promote sustainability, security and environmental conservation.

Green Cross, founded in 1993 by President Mikhail Gorbachev, is staging the 7th Earth Dialogues conference at the United Nations Office at Geneva. Web-conferencing of this event, as well as a 4 September discussion between students in Geneva and schools at various locations around the world will be conducted by voice and video collaboration solutions provider Polycom, who will support GCI’s 20th anniversary activities making it possible for people all over the world, to watch, follow and interact remotely with the 3 September events.

“Polycom’s support will help to convey important messages on sustainability, climate change, security, human development and the future of humanity,” said GCI President Alexander Likhotal. “Thanks to Polycom, Green Cross and Peace Child will be able to broadcast, live around the world wide range of contributions by eminent speakers and experts on the major challenges facing the world today.”

Corinne Momal-Vanian, Director of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva, said: "New media and technologies, such as web-conferencing, allow international organisations to reach a much wider public and encourage greater participation by youth groups and other civil society leaders in the international forum where policies are being decided which will forge our common future.”

Earth Dialogues panellists will include Nobel Peace Prize winners including President Gorbachev former Kyrgyzstan President Rosa Otunbayeva, acclaimed oceans advocate Jean-Michel Cousteau, and Mohan Munasinghe, Vice-Chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The next day, on 4 September, an interactive discussion using Polycom voice and video collaboration technology, will be held, giving students from the International School of Geneva, and a number of schools globally, the chance to hold discussions with cast members of the musical, 2050: The Future We Want. The musical is also being held on the evening of 3 September at the United Nations in Geneva as part of GCI’s 20th anniversary, and in conjunction with Peace Child International.

 

Times to follow the webcasts:

7th Earth Dialogues conference (5 thematic panels, plus opening and closing sessions, from 9.30am-6pm Central European Time);

 

 

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About Green Cross International:
Green Cross International is a leading environmental organisation. Founded by President Mikhail Gorbachev in 1993, this non-profit and nongovernmental organisation relies on world-class experts and works to address the inter-connected challenges of security, poverty and environmental degradation through a combination of high-level advocacy and local projects. Green Cross is present in 30 countries and has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
Visit www.gcint.org/green-cross-20-years or connect with Green Cross on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Flickr

About Polycom:
Polycom is the global leader in open, standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video collaboration, trusted by more than 415,000 customers around the world. Polycom solutions are powered by the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform, comprehensive software infrastructure and rich APIs that interoperate with the broadest set of communication, business, mobile and cloud applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video collaboration in any environment.  Polycom and its ecosystem of over 7,000 partners provide truly unified communications solutions that deliver the best user experience, highest multi-vendor interoperability, and lowest TCO.
Visit www.polycom.co.uk or connect with Polycom on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn how we’re pushing the greatness of human collaboration forward.

About Peace Child International:
Peace Child empowers young people to inform themselves, take action, and be the change they want to see in the world. This is the core mantra that informs the work of UK-based charity, Peace Child International (PCI), and the starting point from which the organisation tackles many of the key issues troubling our world today. Started in 1981, PCI has a long history of engaging with young people and entrusting the future to their capacity to deliver tangible change. It is this trust, placed in the dynamism and creativity of global youth, which affords PCI a fresh perspective on how to overcome issues such as youth unemployment and pave a path to a brighter more sustainable future.  Furthermore, thanks to an international network of partners, PCI is capable of enacting this youth-led vision of change on a global scale.

Contacts:
 
Green Cross International
Paul Garwood
Director of Communications
Email: paul.garwood@gci.ch
Mobile: +41 79 776 04 54
 
Lucille Tong
Communications
Email: media@gci.ch: media@gci.ch
Off : +41 22 789 16 62
 
Polycom
Sarah Brambley
Polycom EMEA Communications Lead
Email: sarah.brambley@polycom.com