Pía Figueroa

Pía Figueroa

Co-Director of Pressenza, life-long humanist, author of several monographs and books.

15.06.2009

UN Secretary-General launches multimedia disarmament campaign in marking 100-day countdown to international day of peace

The International Day of Peace, observed each year on 21 September, is a global call for ceasefire and non-violence. It is a time to reflect on the horror and cost of war and the benefits of peacefully resolving our disputes. This year, I will use this important day to ask Governments and citizens of the world to focus on the important issues of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. »

11.06.2009

Peruvian Congress Suspends Land Laws

In Peru, lawmakers have temporarily suspended two land-use laws that led to an indigenous uprising and dozens of deaths in the ensuing police crackdown. »

11.06.2009

Security Council Members Agree on North Korea Sanctions

UN Security Council members have agreed on a new round of sanctions in response to North Korea’s recent nuclear test and missile launches. The new measures include asking countries to inspect North Korean vessels carrying suspicious cargo and requiring them to deny the vessels fuel. The US ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, praised the agreement. »

10.06.2009

Mikhail Gorbachev calls for new American revolution

Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet Union’s last communist general secretary, called for a new American “revolution” — also calling it a “perestroika,” or government restructuring — in an editorial published Wednesday in The Sydney Morning Herald . »

10.06.2009

Putin: Russia is willing to renounce the atomic bomb if the USA does the same.

Last Wednesday, the Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, assured that his country would be willing to renounce nuclear weapons if the United States does so. »

09.06.2009

“Constructive talks”

The White House said Monday that Obama and Netanyahu had "constructive" talks by phone ahead of the prime minister's speech on the Middle East peace process next week. »

09.06.2009

Human destiny

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper joined Obama at Saturday's ceremony held under bright skies—a stark contrast to the winds and rain that marked D-Day. »

08.06.2009

Report: Global Military Spending Rose to $1.46 Trillion in 2008

A new study by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute has found global military spending rose four percent last year to a record $1.46 trillion despite the global financial crisis. »

31.05.2009

The Time is Now: Reduce the Threat of Nuclear Weapons

Although the cold war ended some 20 years ago, Obama is the first U.S. president to commit to making significant changes in U.S. nuclear weapons policy to reflect new global realities. »

28.05.2009

The Colombian Congress endorses the World March

According to Senate sources in Bogota, today Congress endorsed the World March. »

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