International issues

Seven actual or potential conflict situations around the world deteriorated

One improved in April 2009, according to the new issue of the International Crisis Group’s monthly bulletin CrisisWatch.

Youth Organizations Take Action for Peace

Under the slogan “The future is on its way” hundreds of young people took part in a demonstration in the town center of Buenos Aires to support the Worldwide March for Peace and Non Violence.

Lindis Percy remanded in custody

The co-chair of Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases to spend 45 days in prison

Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi proposes International Convention To Eradicate Poverty

Lawyer and human rights activist, Dr. Shirin Ebadi, the first Muslim woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, was in Montreal at the Millennium summit on April 16 with others major players and key figures from government organizations, civil society, and leading international humanitarian organizations to raise awareness on the importance on sustainable development and the eradication of poverty. At the Summit, Dr. Ebadi proposed an International Convention to eradicate poverty.

Doctor Manuel Elkin Patarroyo, Fights Malaria, Preventing Millions From Being Ravaged By the Disease

Manuel Elkin, Scientist and discoverer of a new vaccine to cure Malaria, will participate this Wednesday in the second lecture of Ethics, Humanism and Science Dialogues in Donostia, where he will discuss: “The Social Commitment Of Science: The Malaria Vaccine As An Example.”

To Obama on Torture: Do the Right Thing

President Obama’s decision to release the “torture memos” was a victory for
transparency; but his decision not to prosecute the agents who committed
torture is wrong, and betrays his own calls for accountability and moral
renewal.

Information exchange agreement between Morris Productions and Pressenza

Today in the city of Bogota, Colombia, an agreement was reached to exchange information between our agency and Morris Productions, directed by the renowned journalist Hollman Morris.

Argentine President endorses the World March for Peace and Nonviolence

Cristina Fernández has endorsed the initiative of the organisation World without Wars and is calling on people to work for a world without violence in which the banners of justice, liberty and dialogue are upheld.

Mia Farrow calls out for immediate action to avoid famine in Darfur

Actress and UNICEF ambassador Mia Farrow was a guest speaker at the recent Millenium Summit in Montreal. She spoke about the crisis in Darfur, a region she has visited 11 times since 2004.

A human stimulus package should be part of the solution to the financial crisis

Pressenza speaks with Henk-Jan Brinkman – by Anne Farrell

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