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Initiatives of Change Switzerland
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
CATS 2018

Children as Actors for Transforming Society (CATS) came together for the sixth edition of the CATS Forum, bringing together some 300 adults and children from 46 countries for a full week of sharing and learning. Participants returned down the mountain full of new ideas, new knowledge and new friends.

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.

Saturday, 4. August 2018

Read all about day 3 and 4 of CATS 2018 - as it happened and told by the MEOW!

Saturday, 4. August 2018
CATS 2018, Shawn Andrews

Shawn Andrews, an indigenous Australian, has created Indigicate, which teaches Australian school children about Aboriginal culture. Indigicate training isn’t held in classrooms, but outdoors. We met with Shawn when he was holding an outdoor morning session at the CATS forum.

Friday, 3. August 2018

Read all about the highlights of the second day of CATS 2018 in the daily updates!

Wednesday, 1. August 2018
CATS 2018, Caux Forum 2018, opening

Lights, camera, action! The CATS Conference 2018 has officially started! The Caux Palace has transformed into a community filled with laughter, love and an ocean of different cultures and languages and the opening of CATS 2018 was a huge success. From the performance to the talk show to the Facebook live stream viewed by many and hosted by Aksa, one of our MEOW members - everyone was enraptured.