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25.06.2017

At UN Press Briefing, Experts Explain Why A Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Is In the Works and What It Could Achieve

At UN Press Briefing, Experts Explain Why A Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Is In the Works and What It Could Achieve

News Release At a UN media briefing this week for the United Nations Correspondents Association in New York, nuclear experts and presenters at a UN conference to negotiate a new nuclear ban treaty discussed the current, acute state of nuclear weapons… »

23.06.2017

The World Is Burning

The World Is Burning

Record high temperatures are gripping much of the globe and more hot weather are to come. This implies more drought, more food insecurity, more famine and more massive human displacements. In fact, extremely high May and June temperatures have broken records in parts of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa… »

21.06.2017

Photos: World Refugee Day in NYC

Photos: World Refugee Day in NYC

New Yorkers sanding for Refugees on World Refugee Day. The March organized by African Communities Together (ACT) and City of Refuge Coalition went form 59th St and 5th Ave to Trump World Tower and Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in front of the United Nations. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on… »

20.06.2017

Pressenza: Humanising the dehumanised

Pressenza: Humanising the dehumanised

The tenth edition of the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum is currently underway in the impressive former West German parliament building in Bonn, Germany.  As part of the programme, Pressenza International Press Agency, with its unique focus on peace and nonviolence, hosted the workshop “How to humanise the dehumanised: journalism… »

20.06.2017

We Will Soon Be Using More Than The Earth Can Provide

We Will Soon Be Using More Than The Earth Can Provide

By David Korten Four days after President Trump announced the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, the Global Footprint Network (GFN) reported that Earth Overshoot Day 2017 will fall on August 2. Most Americans likely have no idea what that means. The basic point is quite simple: From January… »

17.06.2017

What On Earth Is A Human Being?

What On Earth Is A Human Being?

This article is based on a presentation made at a conference on 13 June, 2017 in Rosario, Argentina titled “Madre Tierra: Una Sola Salud” or  “Mother Earth: Only One Health” By Satya Sagar Many years ago when my daughter was just eight years old she sprung a surprise question on… »

12.06.2017

Humankind 2050 – Peace Development Environment

Humankind 2050 – Peace Development Environment

By Johan Galtung West of Jondal is Torsnes, named after the Nordic war god Thor with his Hammer, a center of the Viking era from 800 to 1050, only 250 years. Why so short? Successful with raids and colonization–Gardarike in Russia, Iceland, Greenland, Vineland in Canada. And then: fini. Why?… »

12.06.2017

The Centrality of the Meek of the World: Reflections on a Speech by Former President Lula

The Centrality of the Meek of the World: Reflections on a Speech by Former President Lula

By Leonardo Boff This reflection is motivated by the speech of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva at the closing of the opening ceremonies of the 6th National Gathering of Brazil’s Worker’s Party, PT,(from the Portuguese, Partido dos Trabalhadores, PT) on June 1, 2017, in Brazilia. I make this… »

11.06.2017

Sanders: Corbyn surge in UK shows world rising up against austerity, inequality

Sanders: Corbyn surge in UK shows world rising up against austerity, inequality

“People in the U.K., the U.S. and elsewhere want governments that represent all the people, not just the 1%,” Sanders said by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams Responding to the results of the U.K. election, which commentators have already deemed a “political… »

10.06.2017

UN Chief Urges World To Rally Behind Paris Agreement

UN Chief Urges World To Rally Behind Paris Agreement

“Climate action is not just a necessity but an opportunity to forge a peaceful and sustainable future on a healthy planet,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told a gathering of students, business leaders and academics at the New York University Stern School of Business on May 30. Amidst reports that… »

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