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15.10.2020

“Our Leaders Have Failed Us at Every COP So We’re Building Our Own”: Youth Hold Virtual COP

“Our Leaders Have Failed Us at Every COP So We’re Building Our Own”: Youth Hold Virtual COP

Two weeks of virtual climate talks mirroring the real COP, except run by young people, for young people Mock COP26 is being held between 19 November –  01 December 2020, in the same month that COP26 would have been held in Glasgow Between 19 November and 01… »

02.10.2020

Only one of every 15 mayoral candidates in Brazil’s capitals is a black woman

Only one of every 15 mayoral candidates in Brazil’s capitals is a black woman

“It confirms the predestined path of the black woman within the white hetero patriarchy”, says writer Bianca Santana Igor Carvalho / Translated by: Ítalo Piva Only 20 black women are running for mayor in Brazil’s 26 state capitals in 2020. In relation to the total number of candidates (317), they… »

21.09.2020

Malta ratifies UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

Malta ratifies UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

Malta has become the 45th state party to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It deposited its instrument of ratification on 21 September 2020 as world leaders met to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. The move also coincided with Malta’s Independence Day, which… »

21.09.2020

13 presidents past and present urge UK government to halt Julian Assange’s extradition proceedings and grant his immediate freedom

13 presidents past and present urge UK government to halt Julian Assange’s extradition proceedings and grant his immediate freedom

As Julian Assange fights US extradition at the Old Bailey in London, over one hundred eminent political figures, including 13 past and present heads of state, numerous ministers, members of parliament and diplomats, have today denounced the illegality of the proceedings and appealed for Assange’s immediate release. The 165 politicians… »

21.09.2020

Open Letter in Support of the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Open Letter in Support of the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

As the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons approaches its entry into force, with only six nations now required to ratify it in order to reach the trigger point of 50 states parties, ICAN today stepped up its pressure on non-nuclear weapons states who claim alleged protection from… »

05.09.2020

Majority of asylum seekers in need of international protection

Majority of asylum seekers in need of international protection

Majority of asylum seekers in need of international protection, according to Eurostat first instance asylum statistics More than two thirds of the 29,490 decisions issued by the Asylum Service on asylum applications in the first half of 2020 were positive, according to the latest statistics published by the European Commission’s statistical… »

02.09.2020

“We don’t want to be exploited, nor marginalized”: indigenous Warao seek autonomy

“We don’t want to be exploited, nor marginalized”: indigenous Warao seek autonomy

Many families prefer to live outside the public shelter available, even if unemployed, and in precarious conditions Catarina Barbosa Like all other indigenous nations, the Warao have guaranteed rights established through a series of legal norms. These documents affirm that they should be consulted about their own destinies, but this… »

16.08.2020

More than 200 entities reinforce motion against Bolsonaro at Hague Tribunal

More than 200 entities reinforce motion against Bolsonaro at Hague Tribunal

Complaint against the president stalled in the hands of a prosecutor; endorsment may increase pressure to move forward The Brazilian Association of Jurists for Democracy (ABJD) gained the support of 223 civil organizations, political parties and social movements in Brazil, in their motion against president Jair Bolsonaro at the International… »

17.07.2020

Joint IPPNW/IPB Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Joint IPPNW/IPB Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Invitation to August 9 special worldwide screening of “The Vow From Hiroshima” As we recall the unprecedented horrors that the citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki experienced on August 6 and 9, 1945, we reaffirm the determination of our organizations to ensure that nuclear weapons are never used again. In just… »

13.07.2020

Finland ends homelessness and provides shelter for all in need

Finland ends homelessness and provides shelter for all in need

In Finland, the number of homeless people has fallen sharply. The reason: The country applies the “Housing First” concept. Those affected by homelessness receive a small apartment and counselling – without any preconditions. 4 out of 5 people affected thus make their way back into a stable life. And: All… »

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