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13.10.2017

Gorbachev: My plea to Trump and Putin

Gorbachev: My plea to Trump and Putin

By Mikhail Gorbachev.  This letter to the leaders of the USA and Russia was originally published in the Washington Post. This December will mark the 30th anniversary of the signing of the treaty between the Soviet Union and United States on… »

09.10.2017

The African Union welcomes the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to ICAN

The African Union welcomes the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to ICAN

Addis Ababa, 7 October 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomes the awarding of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Peace to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). He congratulates ICAN, and expresses AU’s profound appreciation for its decade-long… »

06.10.2017

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2017

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2017

Pressenza is delighted to republish the press statement from the Nobel Prize Committee confirming the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.  As a partner organisation, we are stunned and overjoyed that the hard work done by the campaign since… »

29.09.2017

Celebrating a milestone: Russia completes the destruction of chemical weapons stockpile

Celebrating a milestone: Russia completes the destruction of chemical weapons stockpile

Dr John Hart for SIPRI. On Wednesday the Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü of Turkey, congratulated Russia on completing the destruction of its chemical weapons stockpile which originally totalled 39 967 agent tonnes (i.e. excluding munition weight). This represents… »

28.09.2017

Nuclear warhead delivery to Scotland

Nuclear warhead delivery to Scotland

Press release from the UK campaign group Nukewatch. A nuclear weapons convoy with four warhead  carriers  left Burghfield early on Monday September 25th taking the M4 and then the A34 around Oxford. It went onto the M40 and stopped mid-morning at Kineton near Banbury. After taking… »

18.09.2017

NZ to sign prohibition of nuclear weapons treaty

NZ to sign prohibition of nuclear weapons treaty

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today New Zealand will sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at a ceremony during the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week. New Zealand will sign the Treaty on the first day it is open for signature, September 20. “Our signing… »

10.09.2017

Open letter to Aung San Suu Kyi

Open letter to Aung San Suu Kyi

As news reports and information circulates about the desperate plight of the Rohingya population of Myanmar and what, on the surface, looks like ethnic cleansing.  We publish here the open letter from the Gandhi Development Trust in South Africa.  In Pressenza we also express our deep… »

31.08.2017

Global nuclear weapons: Modernization remains the priority

Global nuclear weapons: Modernization remains the priority

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today launches its annual nuclear forces data, which highlights the current trends and developments in world nuclear arsenals. The data shows that while the overall number of nuclear weapons in the world continues to decline, all of the nuclear… »

09.08.2017

Remembering Nagasaki 72 years after the atomic bomb

Remembering Nagasaki 72 years after the atomic bomb

Nagasaki Peace Declaration “No more Hibakusha” These words express the heartfelt wish of the Hibakusha that in the future nobody in the world ever again has to experience the disastrous damage caused by nuclear weapons. This summer, the wish has moved many nations across the globe and resulted in the… »

01.07.2017

UK: HSBC hit by protests at 20 branches over Israeli arms trade links

By the Palestinian BDS National Committee. Protests forced HSBC branches in London and Brighton to close today and protests were held at a total of 20 branches over the bank’s links with arms companies that supply weapons used by Israel to oppress Palestinians. The bank’s Brighton branch… »

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