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The XXI century will be a сentury either of total all-embracing crisis or of moral and spiritual healing that will reinvigorate humankind. It is my conviction that all of us - all reasonable political leaders, all spiritual and ideological movements, all  faiths - must help in this transition to a triumph of humanism and justice, in making the XXI century a century of a new human renaissance.

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Green Cross International

Motto: “Give humanity a chance, give the earth a future”.

Green Cross International (GCI), an international non-governmental organization, was set up at Mikhail Gorbachev’s initiative in 1993 as an organization that would apply the medical emergency response model of the International Committee of the Red Cross to ecological issues. CGI’s Board of Directors include public figures, politicians and scientists with high authority and international prominence.

The mission of GCI is to respond to the combined challenges of security, poverty and environmental degradation to ensure a sustainable and secure future.

To achieve this, GCI:

  • Contributes to prevention and resolution of conflicts arising from environmental degradation;
  • Provides assistance to people affected by the environmental consequences of wars, conflicts and man-made calamities
  • Promotes legal, ethical and behavioural norms that ensure basic changes in the values, actions and attitudes of government, the private sector and civil society, necessary to a sustainable global community;


Green Cross International headquarters is located in Geneve, Switzerland, with branches established in 31 country including USA, Latin America, Western and Eastern Europe, Russia, Belorussia, Japan, Pakistan and others.

The Founding President of the GCI is Mikhail Gorbachev, President – Alexander Likhotal.


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As the global community moves deeper into the 2020s, it has become clear that the world may be on the brink of major changes. The new global challenge presented by the coronavirus pandemic caught everyone entirely by surprise. All countries turned out to be equal in terms of their limited ability to counteract the new global threat. 22 June 2020
Mikhail Gorbachev contributed an article to the special edition of the newspaper Osservatore Romano, published by the Holy See. The article, titled He Remains Our Contemporary, was also carried by Italy’s leading newspaper La Repubblica. 18 May 2020

Gorbachev in the news media