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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… »

20.06.2017

‘Empower women and change the structures of power’ – Media and gender equality at the Global Media Forum

‘Empower women and change the structures of power’ –  Media and gender equality at the Global Media Forum

Prominent experts from the media, politics and NGOs called upon the media to step up their efforts for gender equality and diversity at the Global Media Forum. A panel, hosted by the network Gender@International Bonn, focused on the challenges of gender-transformative journalism in the “post-truth” world and explored its capacity… »

19.06.2017

2nd Conference on Independent Media and Social Movements

2nd Conference on Independent Media and Social Movements

Signs of the Future With the tagline “Signs of the Future”, on the 22nd of June 2017 the 2nd conference on independent media and social movements will take place in Calabria66, organised by Pressenza together with other organisations and collectives. The aim of the conference is to give… »

02.06.2017

Phosphate fertilizers as a proliferation-relevant source of uranium

Phosphate fertilizers as a proliferation-relevant source of uranium

By the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. New publication from the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium on the extraction of uranium from phosphate fertilizers and how past events and current international trade practices clearly demonstrate that better-informed export controls and end-user processes are required.  A historical and often overlooked… »

02.06.2017

Open letter by the Water Protectors to President Donald Trump

Open letter by the Water Protectors to President Donald Trump

We are Water Protectors who fought against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). We are also engaged in struggles and movements on behalf of First Nations against fossil fuel projects that poison our land, water and damage the climate. We are traveling throughout Europe to ask European banks to divest from… »

01.06.2017

Nuclear ban treaty: Will governments take on the nuclear arms merchants?

Nuclear ban treaty: Will governments take on the nuclear arms merchants?

An international prohibition on the financing of nuclear weapons could help reverse the nuclear arms race and be a powerful tool in delegitimizing nuclear weapons, according to nuclear disarmament campaigners participating in UN negotiations on a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons. ‘Corporations manufacturing nuclear weapons wield tremendous power in the… »

01.06.2017

UK Conservative government licensed £4.1 billion in arms to Middle East since May 2015

UK Conservative government licensed £4.1 billion in arms to Middle East since May 2015

As the UK prepares to go to the polls, it is worth remembering that the current UK government now under Prime Minister Theresa May, proudly sells weapons to some of the most violent abusers of human rights on the planet. Excuses such as “if we don’t sell them weapons, other… »

01.06.2017

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War with a call to end the occupation of Palestine

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War with a call to end the occupation of Palestine

In this month of the commemoration of 50 years of Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, Pax Christi International in collaboration with its members, urges the international community to call for the immediate end of the 50-year Israeli occupation and for the parties to reengage in a peace process in… »

25.05.2017

Radiation and gender: One basis for new nuclear weapons treaty

Radiation and gender: One basis for new nuclear weapons treaty

By the Nuclear Information and Resource Service and the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research This week, an historic nuclear weapons ban proposal was unveiled at the United Nations. The proposed agreement recognizes, for the first time, that nuclear weapons and radiation… »

23.05.2017

Scientists welcome draft UN nuclear ban treaty

Scientists welcome draft UN nuclear ban treaty

Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR) warmly welcomes the publication yesterday of a draft UN treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons. This draft is the result of negotiations involving 132 nations, which addresses the legal gap which currently exists whereby some weapons of mass destruction – such as chemical and… »

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