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09 October 2008 - Press Release

Hans Wilsdorf Foundation Contributes to Global Humanitarian Forum

GENEVA, 09 October 2008 – The Global Humanitarian Forum, presided over by Kofi Annan, has the pleasure to announce the decision of the foundation board of the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation of 23 September 2008 to support the activities of the Forum with the sum of CHF 500'000.- for 2008 and the same amount for 2009.

Following its first major annual event (report available at www.ghf-ge.org), this highly appreciated contribution supports the Forum’s ongoing work relating to the humanitarian impact of climate change while reinforcing its presence in Geneva. The contribution adds to the recent decisions of the authorities of the City and Canton of Geneva, and the Swiss Federal government, to see the Forum accomplish its objectives.

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