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21.09.2017

Nuclear Weapons Ban is Entering into Force!

Nuclear Weapons Ban is Entering into Force!

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has been signed by 50 nations. 3  nations (Guyana, Holy See, Thailand) have already ratified it. Once 50 nations have ratified or acceded to it, it will enter into force. Here is the list of supporting nations: STATE SIGNED RATIFIED Guyana 20/09/17 20/09/17 Holy… »

20.09.2017

Trump’s UN Address a Failure of Nuclear Leadership

Trump’s UN Address a Failure of Nuclear Leadership

Statement from Executive Director Daryl G. Kimball Since 1945, U.S. presidents have sought to rally global support and action toward practical solutions curbing the spread of nuclear weapons and reducing the dangerous likelihood of their use. Sadly, President Donald J. Trump, in his first, fiery address before the… »

20.09.2017

Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty open for signature by world leaders

Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty open for signature by world leaders

Heads of state and Foreign Ministers will sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons tomorrow, 20 September 2017, as the General Assembly of the United Nations opens in New York. With tensions continuing to grow between the US and North Korea, the risk of the use… »

19.09.2017

Ban treaty is a “significant forward step” toward elimination of nuclear weapons

Ban treaty is a “significant forward step” toward elimination of nuclear weapons

The following joint statement has been released by International Physicias for the Prevention of Nuclear War, the World Medical Association, the International Council of Nurses, and the World Federation of Public Health Associations. The… »

18.09.2017

September 21, Women’s March Global Peace Declaration

September 21, Women’s March Global Peace Declaration

There can be no peace without justice, equality and dignity for all. We join together in hope and determination to create a more peaceful future. But we also come together in shared grief for the loss of precious life due to violence in all of its forms, including terrorist, state,… »

18.09.2017

Basel Declaration on trans-generational crimes of nuclear weapons & nuclear energy

Basel Declaration on trans-generational crimes of nuclear weapons & nuclear energy

A four-day international conference of doctors, lawyers, scientists and nuclear experts from 27 countries concluded in Basel yesterday with the release of the Basel Declaration on human rights and trans-generational crimes resulting from nuclear weapons and nuclear energy. The declaration draws from the scientific evidence presented to the… »

10.09.2017

Open letter to Aung San Suu Kyi

Open letter to Aung San Suu Kyi

As news reports and information circulates about the desperate plight of the Rohingya population of Myanmar and what, on the surface, looks like ethnic cleansing.  We publish here the open letter from the Gandhi Development Trust in South Africa.  In Pressenza we also express our deep… »

08.09.2017

London arms fair guest list confirmed: Includes a roll call of despots, dictatorships and human rights abusers

London arms fair guest list confirmed: Includes a roll call of despots, dictatorships and human rights abusers

The UK government has published its official guest list for Defence & Security Equipment International 2017 (DSEI), one of the biggest arms fairs in the world, which is scheduled to take place at the Excel Centre in East London next week. The publication follows a parliamentary question by Caroline… »

07.09.2017

Determined diplomacy is the only option for de-escalation on the Korean Peninsula

Determined diplomacy is the only option for de-escalation on the Korean Peninsula

We republish here the press statement released by Pax Christi. Pax Christi International shares the deep concerns of the global community over the crisis between North Korea and the United States[1].   Tensions have intensified with yet another nuclear test of North Korea met by… »

04.09.2017

Israeli Supreme Court will hear case regarding status of Atomic Energy Commission

Israeli Supreme Court will hear case regarding status of Atomic Energy Commission

By The Israeli Disarmament Movement. Following the appeal filed by attorney Itay Mack, representing 108 petitioners, the Supreme Court decided to hold a hearing by senior justices, headed by incoming chief justice Ester Hayut, Meni Maziz and Noam Solberg. The petitioners demand the establishment of legislation… »

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