Switzerland

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Partners

International Committee of the Red Cross

Avenue de la Paix 19, 1202 Genève, Switzerland

September 2016:

The gingko at ICRC headquarters is growing stronger and stronger.

March 2016:

The ICRC's ginkgo sapling made it through the Swiss winter.

October 2015:

The ginkgo sapling is growing in good health.

August 2013:

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.

November 2016:

A plaque with GLH's symbol mark has been established next to the sapling.

October 2015:

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)

Rue de Lausanne, 33 1020 Renens, Vaud

July 2015:

Ginkgo seeds were dispatched and receipt confirmed.

United Nations European Headquarters

1211 Geneva, Switzerland

October 2016:

On 3 October, 2016, the gingko sapling was planted by UN Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon in the grounds of Ariana Park of the UN Office at Geneva. The planting ceremony was attended by arborist Chikara Horiguchi on behalf of GLH, and Mayor Durnez of Ypres, Belgium, representing Mayors for Peace as a Vice President as well as UNITAR represetatives.

May 2016:

A second generation A-bombed ginkgo sapling, which will be planted by the UN Secretary-General in the fall, was donated by Mayor Kazumi Matsui of Hiroshima City, President of Mayors for Peace, to Mr. Michael Moller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva on 2 May, 2016.

This ginkgo sapling was originally offered by the City of Luzern, a member city of Mayors for Peace, which has nurtured trees from seeds of an A-bomb survivor ginkgo tree in Shukkeien Garden in Hiroshima City as part of a Mayors for Peace initiative.