“Access to clean drinking water is a basic human right and a key component in protecting human life.” – Pope FrancisFollowing renewed involvement by religious leaders on water issues, this year’s World Water Forum will hold a special event dedicated to Water and Spirituality on World Water Day. President of Green Cross Netherlands and co-founder of […]
After three terms as Prime Minister, between 1982 and 1994, he taught Globalization Studies at Tilburg University in the Netherlands and at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in the United States, from 1995 to 2000. In October 2000, following his nomination by Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the U.N. General Assembly elected Lubbers as the U.N. Refugee Agency’s High Commissioner. In 2004, Lubbers received an honorary doctorate from the Radboud University Nijmegen.
Lubbers was a passionate supporter of Green Cross, its values and its goals, holding a place on the Honorary Board until his passing.
“From 2000, there was the Global Compact, and later on the Charter of Compassion. [So] we have seen time and again new initiatives; and in all this I observe a vibrant Green Cross,” said Lubbers, at Green Cross’ 20th anniversary celebration in 2013. “Amid all the challenges, I wish you a joyful celebration of life.”
Green Cross Facilitates the Participation of Indigenous Leader, Sônia Guajajara, at the 8th World Water Forum, in Brasília
In line with Green Cross’ advocacy on Indigenous and Environmental Rights, Green Cross International together with the NGO, Uma Gota no Oceano, have facilitated, Sonia Guajajara’s participation to the World Water Forum. Guajajara is one of the strongest indigenous and environmental leaders in the world today. She serves as the executive coordinator of the Articulation […]