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10.12.2016

Roots Action: “Tell Norway to Arrest Henry Kissinger!”

Roots Action: “Tell Norway to Arrest Henry Kissinger!”

“…Several of Kissinger’s crimes come under treaties that make it mandatory for Norway to prosecute. Kissinger is complicit or a main actor in many violations of the Genocide Convention and of the Geneva Conventions…”.   On Dec 6, 2016, Fredrik S. Heffermehl and Tomas Magnusson, founding members of… »

14.05.2016

ICAN protests outside missions of governments reluctant to support ban

ICAN protests outside missions of governments reluctant to support ban

At the May session of the UN working group in Geneva, a small number of nations extolled the supposed “security value” of nuclear weapons and spoke out against a ban. ICAN protested at the diplomatic missions of some of these nations on 12 May. Five campaigners wore nuclear bomb outfits… »

20.12.2015

Norway ratifies the Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention – C29

Norway ratifies the Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention – C29

Good news to share! After pressure from Walk Free supporters and other organisations, Norway has become the second country, after Niger, to ratify the Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention (better known as C29).1 This is important since the adopted Protocol only comes into force 12 months after being ratified… »

09.06.2015

Norway’s “No to Coal”, a Challenge to Decision Makers Worldwide

Norway’s “No to Coal”, a Challenge to Decision Makers Worldwide

Human Wrongs Watch By Johan Hammerstrøm* Today’s [5 June 2015] vote in the Norwegian Parliament marks a truly historic event: It is the first time in history that all our politicians — left-leaning and right-leaning — have come together to take a… »

17.06.2014

Norway: Leading Way to End Military Use of Schools

Norway: Leading Way to End Military Use of Schools

Global Campaign to Finalize, Implement Protection Guidelines The Norwegian government’s leadership to promote international standards to protect schools and universities from military use during armed conflict could spare students and teachers the horrors of war, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack said today. Countries around… »

15.03.2013

Norway tops UN development rankings while Niger is placed last

Norway tops UN development rankings while Niger is placed last

Norway, Australia and the United States lead this year’s Human Development Index (HDI) rankings, the annual United Nations measure of progress in human well-being, while Niger, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Mozambique are at the bottom. The new HDI figures, launched today in Mexico City by… »

05.03.2013

Nations agree to continue working towards a ban on nuclear weapons

Nations agree to continue working towards a ban on nuclear weapons

In Oslo today 127 nations, together with international organisations and civil society representatives wrapped up their 2 day conference on the humanitarian consequences of a nuclear war. Presentation after presentation by organisations, experts and survivors left those delegates present in no doubt that nuclear weapons have no place in global… »

03.03.2013

From dismay to inspiration: the final day of the Oslo nuclear weapons civil society forum

From dismay to inspiration: the final day of the Oslo nuclear weapons civil society forum

Day 2 of the Oslo civil society forum brought with it much important and new information and ended on a wave of inspiration and joy that will surely carry the delegates back to their countries ready to redouble their efforts to eradicate nuclear weapons. During the day the issues dealt… »

02.03.2013

Humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons – civil society forum

Humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons – civil society forum

The first day of the formal part of the ICAN Conference on the humanitarian consequences of the use of nuclear weapons finished today with a relentless flow of extraordinary information about how even a limited nuclear exchange would leave a fraction of humanity surviving and they would probably wish they… »

18.02.2013

Meteors, nukes and human survival: a wake-up call from Oslo?

Meteors, nukes and human survival: a wake-up call from Oslo?

Pressenza is covering the upcoming Oslo conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear weapons between on the 4th and 5th of March and the preceding civil society forum starting on the 1st of March.  As part of our coverage Pressenza invited Alyn Ware, International Representative for the Peace Foundation, and… »

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