Peace and Disarmament

06.03.2014

International Peace Research Association at 50

International Peace Research Association at 50

by Johan Galtung, 17 Feb 2014 – TRANSCEND Media Service Known as IPRA, founded in 1964 in London–and this author, 34 at the time, is the only surviving founder.  IPRA rotates every two years from one peace research center to the other, and is now in very competent Turkish… »

20.02.2014

UK: Stop The Arms Fair: Charges dropped!

UK: Stop The Arms Fair: Charges dropped!

   Yesterday (Tuesday 18 February 2014) the CPS dropped its charges against the activists arrested during the day of action against the DSEI Arms Fair on 8 September 2013. Different activists had been charged with… »

17.02.2014

The urgency of banning nuclear weapons

The urgency of banning nuclear weapons

In the recent conference in Nayarit, Mexico on the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons, ICAN presented a six minute video arguing for the need for a ban on these terrifying weapons. “Nuclear weapons are the most destructive weapon ever invented able to unleash a humanitarian catastrophe and the chances of… »

17.02.2014

Mexico conference marks turning point towards nuclear weapon ban

Mexico conference marks turning point towards nuclear weapon ban

(14 February 2014, Nayarit), Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico—The Second International Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, concluded today with a call from the Mexican hosts for states to launch a diplomatic process to ban nuclear weapons. Over 140 governments participated from all regions of the world. With a… »

17.02.2014

Momentum builds for a ban on Nuclear Weapons

Momentum builds for a ban on Nuclear Weapons

Ray Acheson, Beatrice Fihn, and Katherine Harrison* “Nayarit is a point of no return,” concluded the Chair of the Second Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, held from 13–14 February in Nayarit, Mexico. In his summary of the meeting, he called for the development of new… »

11.02.2014

No to the recolonization of the Central African Republic

No to the recolonization of the Central African Republic

PRESS RELEASE  No to the recolonization of the Central African Republic Colonialism Reparation calls on France to carry out the immediate withdrawal of its troops and asks that the armed forces of the Central African Republic be placed side by side only with the support mission of… »

06.02.2014

Second conference on the humanitarian impact of Nuclear Weapons

Second conference on the humanitarian impact of Nuclear Weapons

The humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons detonations has increasingly been recognized as a fundamental and global concern that must be at the core of all deliberations on nuclear disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation, as well as a relevant issue in the 21st century global security agenda. The Conference held on March… »

01.02.2014

When pacifism is turned upside-down – Reflections on Japan’s new foreign policy

When pacifism is turned upside-down – Reflections on Japan’s new foreign policy

With his second term in office, Prime Minister Abe Shinzo of Japan and members of his administration have outlined a vision for Japan’s foreign and security policy based on ‘pro-active pacifism’. In his address to the UN General Assembly in September 2013, Abe elaborated that he “will make Japan a… »

01.02.2014

Latin American, Caribbean Leaders Declare “Peace Zone” in the Region

Latin American and Caribbean leaders have wrapped their annual summit of a regional grouping that excludes the United States and Canada. The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States held its first gathering last year as a counterweight to forums that exclude Cuba. Cuban President Raúl Castro touted the summit’s… »

01.02.2014

ICAN launches report on Pacific Islands’ support for a global ban on nuclear weapons

ICAN launches report on Pacific Islands’ support for a global ban on nuclear weapons

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is encouraging all Pacific Island nations to attend the Second Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, to be held in Mexico next month, and use this opportunity to share their experiences of the devastating effects of nuclear testing in the… »

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