Press Releases

15.08.2009

First Steps and Preparations for the Participants of the World March

Altogether 18 participants of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence met in Vieste, Southern Italy, to receive all of the information necessary for the challenge which awaits them for three months around the world. The members of the team committed themselves to exhibit flexibility, tolerance, humility, and an open heart in order to incarnate the spirit of this initiative. »

04.08.2009

Filmakers from all continents join to document peace accross the world

A formidable group of professional film makers from all continents have resolved to document peace extending throughout all latitudes of the world. With their own scripts, these filmmakers following the World March for Peace and Nonviolence will develop, in the last quarter of this year, a documentary of the World March to be presented in the international festivals. »

08.07.2009

Building a dialogue between Zelaya and Micheletti

On Thursday morning the process will start to build a platform for dialogue between Zelaya and Micheletti at the home of Costa Rica President, Oscar Arias Sanchez. »

01.07.2009

Israel forces attacked Justice boat, stopped human rights workers and confiscated goods

Yesterday,Israeli Occupation Forces attacked and boarded the Free Gaza Movement boat, the SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, abducting 21 human rights workers from 11 countries, including Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire and former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. The passengers and crew are being forcibly dragged toward Israel. »

30.06.2009

‘Spirit of Humanity’ boat on its way to ‘Free Gaza’

A boat carrying twenty-one human rights workers and kits to help families who have lost their homes in Gaza departed yesterday from Cyprus. »

30.06.2009

Apartheid and reconciliation in a film showing to help refugee camps

Charity premiere of award-winning film in London will raise funds for FilmAid’s programme.“Skin” won the Pan African Festival in Los Angeles and the Time for Peace First Film Award. »

18.06.2009

International Campaign to open the Rafah Border

Hunger Strike at the Rafah Gate by 4 representatives of the International Movement to Open the Rafah Border (IMORB) demanding an end to the siege of Gaza which has lasted for more than two years. 1.5 million Gazans need to get food and medicines, as well as rebuild their homes after Israeli military strikes that have left the Gaza Strip decimated. »

18.06.2009

President of the General Assembly receives the General Coordinator of the World March

During meeting with Rafael de la Rubia, Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, the president of the General Assembly, says that there is 100 per cent agreement with the goals of the World March »

15.06.2009

UN Secretary-General launches multimedia disarmament campaign in marking 100-day countdown to international day of peace

The International Day of Peace, observed each year on 21 September, is a global call for ceasefire and non-violence. It is a time to reflect on the horror and cost of war and the benefits of peacefully resolving our disputes. This year, I will use this important day to ask Governments and citizens of the world to focus on the important issues of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. »

13.06.2009

Peace Bureau deplores general rise in military spending

Global peace network urges investments in diplomacy rather than preparations for resource wars »

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