Peace and Disarmament

02.10.2014

Nobel Laureates cancel summit as South Africa refuses visa for Dalai Lama

Nobel Laureates cancel summit as South Africa refuses visa for Dalai Lama

Nobel Laureates have been meeting annually since 1997, gathering those who have been awarded the Nobel Foundation’s most prestigious award to discuss current issues of social conflict and the way to advance in global peace.  As an initiative of the Gorbachev foundation, summits took place in Rome until 2007 since… »

01.10.2014

‘Returning to a Basic Level of Trust in Relations between Russia and the West’

‘Returning to a Basic Level of Trust in Relations between Russia and the West’

  Human Wrongs Watch By Lars-Erik Lundin*, 30 September 2014 (SIPRI) At the height of the cold war, during summits between the Soviet Union and the United States, US President Ronald Reagan frequently made reference to the Russian proverb ‘Доверяй, но проверяй’, or ‘Trust but verify’. »

01.10.2014

Loss amid the Rubble in Gaza

Loss amid the Rubble in Gaza

  Human Wrongs Watch By Catherine Weibel (UNICEF*) – For a young girl who lost her father and sister in the recent conflict in Gaza, returning to school is one step in a long process of recovery. GAZA, State of Palestine, 30 September 2014 — Ten-year-old Shaima lives in Shuja’iyeh… »

27.09.2014

CALL TO ACTION: April/May 2015 mobilisation against nuclear weapons

CALL TO ACTION: April/May 2015 mobilisation against nuclear weapons

Announcement of a global mobilisation for a nuclear-free, fair, democratic, ecologically sustainable and peaceful future On the heels of the September 21 People’s Climate March, a broad international network of NGOs is marking the first United Nations-led International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons by announcing plans… »

25.09.2014

26 September: the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

26 September: the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Friday, 26th September marks the first ever Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons as decreed by the United Nations General Assembly and events are being organised around the world by anti-nuclear networks such as UNFOLD ZERO and ICAN (the International Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons). »

24.09.2014

Tackling the Climate Catastrophe Strategically

Tackling the Climate Catastrophe Strategically

If you like to ask or beg your oppressor to go easy on you, then you do not need to read this article. And if you like to do what makes you feel good at the time, irrespective of its strategic impact, then this article is not for… »

23.09.2014

On actions for Sept. 26, International Day for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

On actions for Sept. 26, International Day for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Press Release On Actions for September 26, International Day for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons September 22, 2014 Japan Council against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs The forthcoming September 26 will mark the first International Day for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. In December 2013, the United Nations General… »

19.09.2014

Join People from around the World to Call for Human Security First!

Join People from around the World to Call for Human Security First!

Coming Sunday the 21st September will be the International Day of Peace. Since last year the world has become less peaceful again – see the Global Peace Index 2014 – and developments in places like Ukraine, Syria and Libya do not make one optimistic for the coming years. Central to… »

18.09.2014

Do you have the courage to ban nuclear weapons?

From the 6-7 December 2014, ICAN will host a Civil Society Forum in Vienna on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons. Despite the compelling call of the humanitarian initiative, nuclear weapons states continue to cling to their inhumane weapons. Governments will convene for the Third conference on the… »

17.09.2014

Mindanao: Bangsamoro Basic Law submitted to Congress

Mindanao: Bangsamoro Basic Law submitted to Congress

Osbi Santillan, of World without Wars and Violence, informed Pressenza: “that the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), prepared by the Bangsamoro Transition Council (BTC) has been turned over by the President of the Philippines to the Legislative Branch (Senate and Congress) of the Philippine Government for them to… »

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