Peace and Disarmament

16.11.2014 PAX

Financial sector invests over 402 billion US dollars in nuclear weapons producers

Financial sector invests over 402 billion US dollars in nuclear weapons producers

Global financial institutions made an estimated 402 billion US dollars available to nuclear weapons producers. The report Don’t Bank on the Bomb, published on the 7th of November by Dutch peace organization PAX, identifies 411 banks, insurance companies and pension funds with investments in 28 companies involved in the production, … »

14.11.2014 Basel Peace Office

UN opens the door further to a nuclear-weapon-free world

UN opens the door further to a nuclear-weapon-free world

UN General Assembly takes forward proposals from the UN Open Ended Working Group and reaffirms its decision to hold a High Level Conference on Nuclear Abolition During the month of October the United Nations General Assembly considered a number of reports and resolutions on nuclear disarmament. Amongst these was the … »

11.11.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

Major powers must learn trust

Major powers must learn trust

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev visited the former Berlin Wall border crossing point Checkpoint Charlie, November 7, 2014. At one of functions marking this commemorative day he remarked that tensions between the major powers have pushed the world closer to a new Cold War. At 83 and still looking strong … »

08.11.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

Why arming rebels will fuel Syria’s inferno

Why arming rebels will fuel Syria’s inferno

The Syrian conflict is taking yet another dramatic turn as the militant jihadists of Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaeda’s official Syrian affiliate, rout rebels from their strongholds in Idlib, threatening to eliminate entirely any presence by moderate rebels in northern Syria, as the Islamic State has already done in the … »

04.11.2014 Tony Henderson

Poppies – wishing that WWI violence is never repeated again

Poppies – wishing that WWI violence is never repeated again

Armistice Day, November 11. Bright red poppies have appeared in their thousands to adorn the spaces around the Tower of London. The symbolism evokes the image of poppies springing up from destruction and decay in Belgium’s Flanders Fields, sites of many of the ‘Great War’s’ bloodiest battlefields. The scene was … »

30.10.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

PNND Council member becomes new EU Foreign Minister

PNND Council member becomes new EU Foreign Minister

Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) Dear Friends The past two months have been exciting for PNND. Members have taken action around the world to highlight the first International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. And we have elevated the nuclear disarmament issue at the … »

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