International issues

22.07.2009

Pope Benedict XVI to greet members of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence

The Prefecture of the Pontifical Household confirmed that the Pope will receive members of the Peace March in a general audience on the coming 11th of November. The members of the base team who start in New Zealand on the 2nd of October will have travelled through Oceania, Asia and Europe before presenting their proposals for nuclear disarmament and nonviolence before the Vatican. »

21.07.2009

Working for a Nuclear Free Zone in Africa

Organisers of the World March in Ghana today highlighted the issue of the Treaty of Pelindaba to the Deputy Speaker of parliament who promised to investigate and see what could be done to ratify it as soon as possible. »

17.07.2009

Training seminar and public forum on non violent conflict resolution in Middle East

Global Majority will organize its third international “Promoting Peace through dialogue” seminar in Jerusalem. Field study trips, Palestine and Israel in an international seminar on negotiation and mediation through dialogue. »

17.07.2009

A minute of volunteer work for each year of Mandela’s years of service

During the 91st anniversary of the former South African president activists around the world pledge 67 minutes of community service and non-discrimination events. The Nelson Mandela Foundation and the 46664 campaign will promote tomorrow, on July 18th, the Mandela Day Celebration in New York. One of the objectives is to institute an official worldwide activist day. »

17.07.2009

Passengers of Peace Boat in talks with promoters of the March in Costa Rica

Participants asked the World March team to denounce the intention of the Japanese government to modify the Japanese Constitution that renounces the right to go to war. »

17.07.2009

United States to start withdrawal from the Manta military base

The United States today suspended their operations at the Manta military base, located on the Ecuadorian coast and is starting a process of definitive withdrawal from the facility it has occupied since 1999. Minister of Defence, Javier Ponce said that this is the start of the end until the installation is physically handed back. »

17.07.2009

2009: the year of the billion hungry people

According to the UN World Food Programme the economic crisis is adding four million hungry people per week. »

16.07.2009

Increased worldwide trade in small arms

The United States, Italy, Germany, Brazil, Austria and Belgium head the list of the world’s leading exporters of these types of weapons. »

16.07.2009

International conference on Peace and Reconciliation in Managua

Delegations from various countries and international personalities are meeting until the 18th of July to talk about peace and reconciliation. »

15.07.2009

US Plans for Missile Defense Sabotage Nuclear Disarmament Talks with Russia

Although Obama and Medvedev pledged to work for a nuclear weapons free world this spring, they failed to take meaningful steps at their July summit to put the world on the proper path to nuclear abolition. »

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