International Committee of the Red Cross
A planting ceremony took place at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The gingko sapling, delivered last month by a UNITAR team to the ICRC headquarters, is doing well. Mr. Patrick Bailo, responsible for the ICRC gardens, praised the tree and confirmed its readiness for planting during a special ceremony on 6 August.
Municipality of Saint-Sulpice
Ginkgo sapling were delivered to the municipality of Sait-Suplice, to be planted on college grounds in the future.
Renens City (a Mayors for Peace member city)
Ginkgo seeds were dispatched and receipt confirmed.
United Nations European Headquarters
On 3 October 2016, a gingko sapling was planted by UN Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon on the grounds of Ariana Park, at the UN European Headquarters in Geneva. Arborist Chikara Horiguchi represented GLH at the ceremony.
The ginkgo to be planted by the UN Secretary-General in the fall was given by Mayor Matsui to Mr. Michael Moller, director-general of the United Nations European Headquarters at Geneva, on 2 May 2016.