A special award from Japan’s Environment Minister was handed to the most outstanding student at the 18th “Green Lane” Diary Contest at Green Cross Japan’s ceremony in Tokyo on 10 December 2016. Winning students, their teachers and parents gathered from all over Japan – about 600 people in total. Nationwide, around 100,000 students participate in […]
The 9th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates that took place in Paris (11-13 December 2008), titled "Human rights and a World without violence," aimed at raising awareness about the threat violence, poverty and a lack of resources have on basic human rights and on ensuring a peaceful future for the world. The Forum closed with a Final Declaration on the "state of human rights and the prospects for a world without violence." Green Cross International, who held a successful panel session on "Water as a Human Right" on 11th December, was a major contributor to the Final Declaration, highlighting the environmental component in the process of buidling peace and achieving human rights.
In 2016, Green Cross Sweden and the Green Belt Movement are continuing their partnership to promote peace through environmental restoration and cooperation to communities in Kenya’s Rift Valley. Their efforts have taken on a new significance this year, with the establishment of a new Peace Park commemorating victims of terror. Just over a year ago, […]