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Initiatives of Change Switzerland
Thursday, 15. November 2018
Christine Beerli, Cornelio Sommaruga

Christine Beerli, former Vice-President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and former member of the upper house of the Swiss parliament, was appointed on 1 November 2018 as the new President of Initiatives of Change Switzerland.

Thursday, 15. November 2018
Caux Palace

The foundation is looking for a Service Technician (100% in Caux) for the maintenance of the entire Caux Palace. The position requires an open mind and team spirit.

Thursday, 18. October 2018
AEUB 2018, Caux Forum 2018

Storytelling forms a central part of the yearly summer Caux Forum. One of the most dramatic stories this year was that of former neo-Nazi Peter Sundin from Sweden. When he spoke in the main hall in Caux during Addressing Europe’s Unfinished Business 2018, the woman I sat next to was in tears. She couldn’t really find words to explain it. She had no radical past herself. ‘But it touches me in the heart,’ she said. ‘So much courage.’

Wednesday, 17. October 2018
Oana Dinea, CPSP 2018, Caux Forum 2018

Oana Dinea is a concert pianist from Romania, currently based in Geneva. She took part in the Caux Peace and Leadership Programme 2018.

Wednesday, 3. October 2018
Irina Fedorenko, Global Climate Action Summit 2018, CDLS, ILLP

This September, leaders and people from around the world have joined together in San Francisco at the Global Climate Action Summit and in New York City at Climate Week to celebrate achievements, discuss solutions, and ignite action for climate change.

Wednesday, 26. September 2018
Kofi Annan, Mohamed Sahnoun and Cornelio Sommaruga in Caux in 2013.

Cornelio Sommaruga, Honorary President of Initiatives of Change International writes about his old friend Mohamed Sahnoun.

Tuesday, 25. September 2018

In a time when the world is agonizingly looking for leaders of dignity and wisdom, it comes with great sadness that shortly after losing Kofi Annan, we have now also lost his close friend and mentor Mohamed Sahnoun. World-renowned diplomat, former President of IofC International and founder of the Caux Forum for Human Security, Ambassador Sahnoun embodied the saying "Be the change you want to see in the world."

Monday, 10. September 2018
Caux Building

IofC Switzerland is looking for a solid, creative, entrepreneurial, talented and open-minded Financial professional, who will also manage competent HR, Maintenance and Hospitality teams. The main focus of this role, apart from people management, will be on the development of financial analysis and tools, as well as on investments in the premises.

Wednesday, 8. August 2018
L'humanité en mission, Cornelio Sommaruga

In their series of books ‘They chose Geneva’, the Genevese publisher Slatkine have just brought out a new biography of Cornelio Sommaruga. With the title ‘Mission: Humanity’ author Virginie Poyetton traces the multiple lives of this great figure from the Tessin, the Italian-speaking Swiss Canton to the South of the Alps.

Sunday, 5. August 2018
Caux Forum 2018, Oui Act

Gerby Lineau is 17 and comes from Saint Ouen (Seine-Saint-Denis), a Parisian suburb. In addition to this being his first time taking part in CATS (Children as Actors for Transforming Society, it is also his first trip abroad. ‘It’s the first time I’ve been somewhere like this, with such stunning scenery. I met some nice people but I didn’t speak English very well,’ he told us.