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04.08.2009

‘WMD-We Must Disarm’ launches short film competition

To mark the start of the second half of the Secretary-General’s 100-day “WMD-We Must Disarm” countdown campaign to the International Day of Peace on 21 September, the United Nations has launched a competition to find the best short film on the issue of nuclear disarmament and/or non-proliferation. Winning films will be shown at UN Headquarters. »

03.08.2009

Celebrity Billboards for Peace Call Attention to Hiroshima Day

The World March for Peace and Nonviolence commemorates Hiroshima Day, August 6, in New York City by launching roving celebrity billboards throughout Manhattan featuring the faces of presidents, Hollywood actors, Nobel Laureates and many others who endorse the March and feel deep worry for the nuclear threat. All will converge in Times Square for a closing ceremony. »

02.08.2009

Give Peace Another Chance: John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 40th Anniversary Bed-In

In 1969, Yoko Ono and John Lennon staged a Bed-In for Peace during their honeymoon to protest the Vietnam War. 40 years later, the organizers of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence will re-enact the Bed-In near the famous “Strawberry Fields” to warn how nuclear weapons pose the most dangerous threat to humanity and demand they be abolished. »

01.08.2009

Nuclear Weapon Free Areas

Here we publish the complete image of the demarcation map of the world regarding the nuclear weapon free zones, the nuclear weapon free status and the nuclear weapon free geographical regions. The zones in red correspond to the land territory covered by nuclear weapon free treaties. The zones in blue correspond to the sea territory covered by nuclear weapon free treaties. »

01.08.2009

UK Teachers’ Union, the Largest in Europe, endorses the World March

Christine Blower, the General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers (NUT), Europe’s largest teachers’ union representing approximately 300,000 teachers in the United Kingdom, has endorsed the World March for Peace and Non-violence and expressed her wish for the National Union of Teachers to contribute to the objectives of the March. »

30.07.2009

Quaker Files Suit over Conscientious Objector Recognition

In Washington state, a Quaker pacifist has filed a federal lawsuit accusing the US government of discrimination for not recognizing his status as a conscientious objector on military draft forms. Conscientious objectors refuse to participate in wars because they are propped up by racism and dehumanization and set the stage for never-ending wars and occupation. »

29.07.2009

End Violence in Schools Worldwide

No child should be afraid to attend school because of the threat of sexual abuse, corporal punishment, or bullying. But every year 350 million children face violence in schools worldwide - and with devastating effects. Children who face school violence often experience ongoing psychological trauma and are less likely to continue their education. »

27.07.2009

Philippine music group named Artist for Peace

UNESCO has recognised the efforts of The Philippine Madrigal Singers to promote dialogue and understanding between people in South East Asia. The Philippine group who were organised under the direction of Professor Andrea O. Veneración, at the University of the Philippines in 1963 has been recognised as one of the best choirs in the world. »

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. »

04.07.2009

Head turner

The World March for Peace and Nonviolence banner turns the heads of young participants in the week-long festival celebrating Purnima Jatra when a palanquin containing the deity is paraded all around towns in Nepal. The villagers gather to pay respects, see the fun, and pray for rain for the good of their agricultural endeavours. This photo was taken in the Kebere District just outside Kathmandu. Photo from-by Tulsi. »

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