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16.07.2009

International conference on Peace and Reconciliation in Managua

Delegations from various countries and international personalities are meeting until the 18th of July to talk about peace and reconciliation. »

16.07.2009

Increased worldwide trade in small arms

The United States, Italy, Germany, Brazil, Austria and Belgium head the list of the world’s leading exporters of these types of weapons. »

15.07.2009

US Plans for Missile Defense Sabotage Nuclear Disarmament Talks with Russia

Although Obama and Medvedev pledged to work for a nuclear weapons free world this spring, they failed to take meaningful steps at their July summit to put the world on the proper path to nuclear abolition. »

14.07.2009

A call to defend democracy in Latin America

Avaaz.org, a community made up of three million citizens, is calling on all residents of Latin America to sign a declaration which is to be sent to the negotiating table for the political conflict in Honduras. A formal request will be submitted to Oscar Arias, president of Costa Rica, “[in order for] the parties involved to be aware that the people of Latin America will only accept a political resolution based on democratic principles”. »

12.07.2009

A concrete proposal for World Peace

Pressenza rediscovers an article from the Brazilian religious activist Frei Betto in which he makes a surprising proposal regarding the devolution of occupied territories. For the former consultant and personal friend of Lula and Fidel Castro, the USA should not only withdraw their troops from Iraq, but also return Texas, California and Arizona to Mexico, and Puerto Rico to the Puerto Ricans, in addition to returning the Guantanamo Naval base to the Cubans. »

10.07.2009

G8 Leaders Pledge Billions For Food Security Initiative

At the G8 meeting in Italy, world leaders pledged $12 billion for a “food security initiative” for the world’s poorest countries. The total committed falls three billion dollars short of the $15 billion promised by President Obama. »

09.07.2009

Italy: J8 summit, youth speak out

A group of youth from various countries around the world met up recently in the Italian capital to participate in the Junior 8 Summit, a week-long conference for young people to exchange ideas and opinions on ways to improve global conditions for young people. Today they will present their recommendations to the G-8 leaders. »

08.07.2009

Mayor of Hiroshima denounces North Korea´s nuclear project

Tadatoshi Akiba says he is “furious” with the country´s disregard of international demonstrations against their threat of building a nuclear arsenal. The UN Security Council called for sanctions over the country´s tests voting unanimously for sanctions both on the nuclear tests and the North Korean ballistic missile programmes. »

08.07.2009

Burkina Faso: The Emperor of the Mossi people marching for world peace

On Friday 3rd of July 2009, Mogho Naaba Baongo, Emperor of the Mossi people (the majority ethnic group in Burkina Faso) endorsed the World March. This endorsement was marked by a special ceremony that took place in the Royal Palace in Ouagadougou, in the presence of the Minister for Promotion of Human Rights, Salamata Sawadogo. »

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. »

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