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NPT conference: Joint Statement on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons

At the NPT prepcom in Geneva today, South Africa presented a statement on behalf of 74 states highlighting the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons.  Pressenza publishes the statement in full here. Delivered by Ambassador Abdul Samad Minty, Permanent Representative of…

NPT conference: Rejecting the strategy of denial

On Monday 22nd April, the NPT prepcom started in Geneva and will last for two weeks.  The Prepcom is part of the five-yearly cycle of meetings to review the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.  Every day Reaching Critical Will produce a newsletter…

Arms: New Campaign to Stop Killer Robots

Civil society will lead the way to press governments to ban fully autonomous weapons, Human Rights Watch said today at the launch of the global Campaign to Stop Killer Robots. These potential future weapons, sometimes called “killer robots,” would be…

Ray Acheson of Reaching Critical Will on nuclear abolition, the arms trade and social justice

For those working in the field of nuclear abolition, Ray Acheson from ‘Reaching Critical Will’, is a well-known, dynamic and tireless organiser who ensures that civil society gets the opportunity to present its case to the world’s diplomats in the…

Abolition 2000 at Faslane: Get Rid of the Nukes!

A delegation from the Abolition 2000 Global Network for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons visited the Clyde Naval Base in Faslane, Scotland today (19 April 2013) where they released the Faslane Declaration, which calls on the UK to remove the…

EU military spending is ‘elephant in the room’ and key factor in European debt crisis, argues new report

At a time of harsh cuts in social services, it is morally unjustifiable to spend money on weapons that should be invested in creating jobs and tackling poverty. High levels of European military spending played a key role in the…

Global Day of Action on Military Spending

Pressenza publishes the press release from the organisation, World without Wars and Violence. Today the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute announced that the year 2012 saw an estimated US$ 1 750 000 000 000 spent on weapons and the military…

Statement on the situation on the Korean Peninsula

Statement on the situation on the Korean Peninsula Humanist Association of Hong Kong April 15, 2013 Press release The Humanist Association of Hong Kong notes with concern the escalation of tension on the Korean Peninsula and is totally opposed to…

Shipping death and destruction in Syria

“The weapons of choice in (today’s) new conflicts are not big-ticket items like long-range missiles, tanks, and fighter planes, but small and frighteningly accessible weapons ranging from handguns, carbines, and assault rifles on up to machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades, and…

Promoting Peace in India and Pakistan

Promoting Peace in India and Pakistan 2013-A Report Pritam K. Rohila, Ph. D. April 7, 2013 After our last peace mission to India and Pakistan, I and Kundan, my wife and peace-partner, returned home, on March 19, 2013. Most probably,…

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