Peace and Disarmament

24.01.2014

Syrian Opposition Refuses Direct Talk

The U.N.-brokered Syrian peace talks have hit a new snag today with opposition delegates refusing to meet directly with government counterparts. The two sides were due for their first face-to-face talks in Geneva after an opening round of speeches on Wednesday. But the Assad regime rejected the opposition’s pre-condition of… »

21.01.2014

Thorny Path Toward Syrian Peace Process

Thorny Path Toward Syrian Peace Process

Analysis by Gustavo Capdevila  for IPS GENEVA, Jan 18 2014 (IPS) – The future of the complex armed conflict in Syria, which involves religious and ethnic factors as well as pressures from neighbouring countries and the strategic interests of global powers, will begin to take shape next week at… »

16.01.2014

Campaigners call for UK to halt arms exports to Bahrain as Prince Andrew joins sales drive

Campaigners call for UK to halt arms exports to Bahrain as Prince Andrew joins sales drive

Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) has called for Prince Andrew to speak out against the government repression taking place in Bahrain and has renewed calls for the UK government to cease all arms exports to the oppressive Bahraini regime. The call comes as Prince Andrew heads to Bahrain to… »

23.12.2013

Rouhani calls for a world against violence and extremism

Rouhani calls for a world against violence and extremism

The United Nations General Assembly recently adopted through consensus a resolution based on proposals offered by the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani who called for a World Against Violence and Extremism. During his first address to [the 68th annual session of the UN] General Assembly, Rouhani warned… »

22.12.2013

Photo Contest “Peace Is”

Photo Contest “Peace Is”

The 5th International Photo Contest “Peace Is” on children’s rights, organized by the Greek office of the international organization “World Without Wars and Violence” was successfully completed. The statistics of the competition are impressive! The competition website received more than 1.4 million visitors from 159 countries (until December… »

21.12.2013

Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland

NOBEL LAUREATES, 16 December 2013 by Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate – TRANSCEND Media Service Education and Job Creating for All Our Young People 15th December, 2013 Almost daily in some area of Northern Ireland another person, out of… »

15.12.2013

A nuclear threat far greater than Iran

A nuclear threat far greater than Iran

By Dr Ira Helfand for ICAN The world is focused on forging a durable agreement to prevent Iran from developing a single nuclear weapon. While critically important, these efforts ignore a far greater danger: the thousands of weapons that already exist. There are today more than 17,000… »

10.12.2013

Nobel laureate warns two billion at risk from nuclear famine

Nobel laureate warns two billion at risk from nuclear famine

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), the 1985 Nobel Peace Laureate, and its US affiliate Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) today released a new report concluding that more than two billion people—a quarter of the world’s population—would be at risk of starvation in the event of a… »

27.11.2013

‘We Are Suffering A Slow-Motion Nuclear War’

‘We Are Suffering A Slow-Motion Nuclear War’

[clear][divide] By Julio Godoy* | IDN-InDepth NewsInterview BERLIN (IDN) – Robert Jacobs was born 53 years ago, at the height of the cold war, amidst the then reigning paranoia of nuclear annihilation of humankind. In school, he was eight years old. “We learned about how to survive a nuclear… »

19.11.2013

Netherlands now on an unstoppable path towards denuclearization

Netherlands now on an unstoppable path towards denuclearization

Motion adopted by the Dutch Parliament to end the nuclear task of the Netherlands by 2023. A motion proposed by member of parliament Van Dijk (SP) was adopted in which the Parliament agreed that the successor to the F-16 fighter jet may not have a nuclear role. Krista van Velzen,… »

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