Above: OPCW Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu (center in the black overcoat and dark scarf, looking down) and representatives of State Party delegations, including Iran and Iraq, and NGOs. Sunday 29 April is the annual Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare. This day was established in 2006 in The Hague by the Organization […]
Paul Walker, Green Cross International’s Director of Environmental Security and Sustainability, will present a special recognition to Austrian Ambassador Alexander Kmentt at the Nuclear-Free Future Awards on Wednesday. Green Cross International is co-hosting the event at Rayburn House on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. along with Beyond Nuclear and the Nuclear-Free Future Award Foundation.
Ambassador Kmentt is being recognized for his work on the humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons. He has become one of the most effective advocates for a nuclear-free world, among other honours elected Arms Control Person of the Year by the US Arms Control Association in December 2014.
Other awardees include: Shawn Iserhoff and the Cree Youth of Mistissini, Canada, for their fight to stop uranium mining on their territory; Americans Megan Rice, Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed for their protest at the United States’ storage facility for weapons-grade uranium; Cornelia Hesse-Honegger, a Swiss artist and scientific illustrator who has been carefully recording evidence of deformations in insects exposed to radiation for decades; and Tony deBrum, Foreign Secretary of the Marshall Islands and longtime campaigner for clean-up and damages over nuclear weapons testing in the South Pacific.
GCI Programme: Water for Life and Peace Green Cross International & Green Cross Sweden join to protect Vättern Date: Saturday March 24 2018 Location: Grenna Hotel & Conference, Ribbagårdsgränd 11, Gränna, Sweden Programme: 13:00 – Protect Vättern event with panel and dialogue | 15:30 – Panel discussion with the Audience | 17:00 Green Cross Sweden […]