Peace and Disarmament

30.08.2015 Prensa Latina

Anti-war Spaniards mobilize against NATO exercises

Anti-war Spaniards mobilize against NATO exercises

Spanish anti-war groups are organising demonstrations against NATO exercises on their territory from October with the participation of nearly 36,000 troops. The Platform ‘Let’s Recover El Retín’, based in the Andalusian town of Barbate in the south of the country, reported that the presence of the military affects the inhabitants … »

30.08.2015 UN News Centre

UN urges all States to sign, ratify Nuclear Test Ban as ‘critical step on road to nuclear-free world’

UN urges all States to sign, ratify Nuclear Test Ban as ‘critical step on road to nuclear-free world’

28 August 2015 – For the fifth International Day against Nuclear Tests, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed voluntary moratoria on testing imposed by nuclear-armed states but stressed that these cannot substitute for a legally-binding treaty. “The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) is essential for the elimination of nuclear weapons,” … »

30.08.2015 People For Nuclear Disarmament

International day against nuclear tests

International day against nuclear tests

Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty should enter into force Today (29 August) is the International Day Against Nuclear Tests. The date of 29 August was chosen by the United Nations at the suggestion of the Government of Kazakhstan, as it was the day on which the former Soviet nuclear test site … »

28.08.2015 Amy Goodman

The Iran Nuclear Deal: Give Diplomacy A Chance

The Iran Nuclear Deal: Give Diplomacy A Chance

By Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan A war with Iran would be a catastrophe, yet by opposing diplomacy, hundreds of members of Congress may be blundering into just such a conflict. The Iran nuclear deal, as the complex diplomatic arrangement is popularly called, was agreed upon … »

28.08.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

ICAN NZ: Labour + Greens policy, + humanitarian pledge

ICAN NZ: Labour + Greens policy, + humanitarian pledge

From: iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand Greetings all, It’s been an interesting week here, and today we got a clear statement from the Labour and Green Party Disarmament Spokespersons that their parties – the two largest opposition parties here – now support New Zealand talking a leading role in negotiations … »

27.08.2015 PressTV

South Sudan president signs peace deal with rebels

South Sudan president signs peace deal with rebels

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has signed a long-awaited peace deal with rebels to end 20 months of deadly civil war in the African country following international pressure and a threat of sanctions by the United Nations. The signing ceremony of the power-sharing agreement — known as the Compromise … »

26.08.2015 PressTV

South Korea lowers combat readiness at border with North

South Korea lowers combat readiness at border with North

South Korea has lowered the high level of war alert it had issued for its forces stationed at the border following recent reduction of dangerously-escalated tensions with the North. “The maximum alert order that had come down to the frontline military units is being downgraded,” the South’s Yonhap News Agency … »

25.08.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

South Sudan bishop calls for peace in Western Equatoria

South Sudan bishop calls for peace in Western Equatoria

As negotiations and the search for peace to end South Sudan’s civil war continues, CAFOD and Trocaire have joined Bishop Barani Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio in denouncing recent attacks and rise of insecurity in Western Equatoria state. Following incidences of violence in three counties, Mundri, … »

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