Peace and Disarmament

03.11.2013

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the Syrian way

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the Syrian way

Not being a Bible reader I can only take my information from Wikipedia-style hearsay. So, apparently, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse were originally in the Book of Revelation named as Conquest, War, Famine and Death. But somewhere along the way, described as ‘in popular culture’ Conquest became Pestilence.  We only… »

28.10.2013

Protests in UK about invitation to Alvaro Uribe to talk about the Colombian peace process

Protests in UK about invitation to Alvaro Uribe to talk about the Colombian peace process

Canning House and the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) have invited former president of Colombia, Álvaro Uribe, to speak on 31 October about “What Price is Peace in Colombia?” A number of Human Rights and Latin American organisations are staging protests and circulating a petition to prevent this event… »

24.10.2013

UN granted award to Argentina’s program for the Voluntary Surrender of Firearms

The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) has granted its “2013 Future Policy Award” to Argentina, for its National Voluntary Surrender of Firearms Program.  From New York, Justice Minister Julio Alak said that the prize acknowledged “an Argentina’s sustained policy that proves that a change is possible when there… »

22.10.2013

Kenya: workshop on Palestine

Kenya: workshop on Palestine

Mazin Qumsiyeh* has just returned from a trip to Kenya where he facilitated four days of workshops for a group of young people (aged 18-26) who came from several countries (Tanzania, Kenya, South Sudan, Zambia, Sri Lanka). “I like to work with young people and this also provided… »

21.10.2013

New Zealand statement at the UN on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons

New Zealand statement at the UN on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons

Today, 21st October, 2013, at 17:20 in New York, Disarmament Ambassador Dell Higgie from New Zealand delivered the following statement on behalf of 124 states in the UN General Assembly’s First Committee. “I am taking the floor on behalf of the following Member States, Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda,… »

21.10.2013

124 states condemn unacceptable effects of nuclear weapons

124 states condemn unacceptable effects of nuclear weapons

“very survival of humanity depends on nuclear weapons never being used” NEW YORK – A joint statement on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons was delivered by New Zealand today at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Expressing deep concern for the catastrophic consequences that any use of… »

21.10.2013

Who should be on trial? Protesters against the London Arms Fair due in Court

Who should be on trial? Protesters against the London Arms Fair due in Court

Protesters who attempted to disrupt the DSEI arms fair in London in September are due to appear in court on 4th November 2013. Mel Strickland, one of the activists, has been interviewed on Occupy Radio. The War Machine – Occupy Radio LDN Mel writes: “A group… »

12.10.2013

ICAN welcomes Nobel Peace Prize for OPCW

ICAN welcomes Nobel Peace Prize for OPCW

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) welcomes the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Since its creation in 1997, through persistent efforts in highlighting the horror of these weapons of mass destruction and its commitment to… »

11.10.2013

Worlds leading banks invest 314 Billion USD in nuclear weapon producers.

Worlds leading banks invest 314 Billion USD in nuclear weapon producers.

Public pressure mounts to stop investments in these weapons of mass destruction Stockholm, October 10– “Don`t Bank on the Bomb”, is the only report to detail how 298 private and public financial institutions from around the world invest almost 314 billion USD into 27 companies involved in the production, maintenance… »

10.10.2013

West Africa: Humanists and Journalists join ranks

West Africa: Humanists and Journalists join ranks

On the day celebrating the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, October 2, that has also been decreed as International Day of Non-Violence by the United Nations organisation, three agencies of the Humanist Movement in Mali, being – World Without Wars and Without Violence, the Community for Human Development, and the Humanist… »

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