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15.06.2010

Sir Richard Jolly ‘throws down the gauntlet’ to the new Coalition Government to meet their development commitment promises

Sir Richard Jolly, former Assistant General to the United Nations and co-director of UN intellectual history project, will give the Annual Erskine Childers Lecture entitled “Inequality and Millennium Development Goals.” at Friends House on Tuesday 15th June, 2010 at 6.30pm hosted by Uniting for Peace, Action for UN Renewal and World Disarmament Campaign. »

03.06.2010

Nuclear Abolition Day

On June 5, 2010, thousands of people across the world will take part in coordinated local events to mark Nuclear Abolition Day. The message is simple: it’s time for governments to begin negotiating a Nuclear Weapons Convention to ban all nuclear weapons. In some countries, protests will take place outside government buildings or at nuclear facilities. »

24.04.2010

Indigenous Peoples Draw Focus at UN

The traditional knowledge and practices of about 370 million indigenous peoples in 90 countries around the world are increasingly being recognized as vital for conservation of nature and efforts to combat and adapt to climate change. Ban Ki Moon called on "governments, indigenous peoples and UN to ensure that the Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples becomes a reality”. »

12.04.2010

Departure of the third Global Voyage for a Nuclear-Free World –Peace Boat Hibakusha Project

Peace Boat's Global Voyage will be setting sail from the port of Yokohama on April 16 (Fri) on the third Global Voyage for a Nuclear-Free World, in which ten Hibakusha will (atomic bomb survivors) will participate. During the 101 day journey until July 25, they will be visiting 22 ports in 20 countries, giving testimonies of their experiences. »

07.04.2010

Obama’s Nuclear Posture Review sees ‘timid’ progress

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament described today's United States' Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) as timid, with the modest advances not living up to the ambitious goals the Obama administration has set itself. "We had hoped this review would mark a sea-change in US nuclear policy. The result is markedly disappointing", Kate Hudson, Chair of the CND, said. »

19.03.2010

“Global Voyage for a Nuclear-Free World” Documentary Previews

Global warming, global economic crisis, US-Japan alliance, nuclear proliferation, poverty – the 21st century world is now facing multiple crises requiring global solutions. With the election of a new government and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference, Japan now has the opportunity to become a world leader in dealing with the challenges of a changing world. »

19.03.2010

World Cup can boost fight against racism, says UN human rights chief.

"The forthcoming Football World Cup in South Africa provides an opportunity both to take a fresh look at the issue of racism in sport, and to enhance sport’s tremendous potential to undermine racism, xenophobia and similar forms of intolerance in wider society", declared Navi Pillay, High Commissioner for Human Rights. »

15.03.2010

Diouf kicks-off spring planting season in Haiti

Agriculture, rural development, reforestation key to greener, more productive future. A significant increase in national food production, rural employment and reforestation are the keys to a greener, more productive Haiti, said FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf during a four-day visit to the country to launch with the government the critical spring planting season. »

15.02.2010

Bombspotters invade the security of the Kleine Brogel Air Base – in preparation for a Europe-wide campaign on April 3

The UN Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference starts in New York on May 3, 2010. The political juncture has never been as favourable for demanding nuclear disarmament. Vredesactie is calling for the operations of the Kleine Brogel nuclear base to be permanently stopped using non-violent direct action beginning on April 3. »

04.02.2010

US for Okinawa Peace Action

The members of the peace action network, US for OKINAWA, assembled on January 31st to express their concern about the enormous burden that U.S. military bases are placing on Okinawa. Already, U.S. military facilities occupy nearly 20% of Okinawa Island, and even the U.S. and Japanese governments agree that Futenma Air Base should be closed. »

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