Press Release – 23 April 2018 Since its launch in April 1993, Green Cross International (GCI) has been promoting a just, sustainable and secure future for all. Its many achievements include working towards the successful elimination of 40,000 tons of chemical weapons in Russia, completing a 15-year process that will also see the last 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.”
GCI Programme: Environmental Security and Sustainability Chemical weapons inspectors have now been allowed into Syria’s Douma, the site of a suspected chemical attack. Their job is to investigate what happened at the site. But what does that actually involve? GCI Director of the Environmental Security and Sustainaility programme Paul F Walker, who took part in […]