disarmament

Fossil and nuclear fuels must be stopped in the face of barbaric warfare

The fight against the climate emergency is today more than ever a cry for peace. The invasion of Ukraine and the European Union’s sanctions show once again the enormous dependence of the economy on fossil fuels and how they have…

Stop Gun Violence: A Valentine’s Day Plea from the Heart

Valentine’s Day is when we’re supposed to give heart-shaped boxes of chocolates and flowers to those we love. For Manuel “Manny” Oliver, Valentine’s Day is something different. His 17-year-old son Joaquin was shot and killed that day in 2018, at…

Peace World Congress of the International Peace Bureau (IPB) (Re)Imagine our World: Action for Peace and Justice!

More than 900 participants present in Barcelona and more than 1,700 online shows the tremendous international interest in this Peace World Congress. It was the right congress, at the right time, in the right city. Barcelona proved to be a…

Women who Build the Future: Alexia Tsouni

Started on March 8, International Women’s Day, Pressenza is publishing a series of video interviews entitled “Women who build the future, Towards a nonviolent culture ”. In this interview Marianella Kloka speaks with Alexia Tsouni from Greece. Alexia is an activist…

Cuba advocates global elimination of nuclear weapons

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Saturday emphasized the importance of eliminating nuclear weapons as part of global disarmament. On his Twitter account, the head of Cuban diplomacy recalled the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. ‘Nuclear…

Peace Deal in Colombia: A Pending Task

By Zenaida Espinosa and Jorge Escobar Banderas Almost four years have passed since the peace deal signed between the Colombian government and FARC former guerrillas. In the meantime many changes have been fostered, although there are still many debts unpaid,…

Gorbachev: Time to Revise the Entire Global Agenda

Q: How did you take the news of the pandemic? A: I think I took it the way most people did. Initially, there was hope that it could be controlled, localized. But things took a very different turn and the…

Call to the G20: invest in Healthcare instead of further Militarisation

IPB is calling for a dramatic reduction of military spending in favour of healthcare and meeting social needs The world’s oldest peace NGO, the Nobel Prize-winning IPB has called on G20 world leaders who are gathering via virtual means this…

Buddhist Leader Calls for Nuclear Weapons Free Security

By Ramesh Jaura An eminent Buddhist philosopher and nuclear disarmament advocate has tabled four critical initiatives to “contribute to the creation of a sustainable global society where all can live with dignity and a sense of security”. The initiatives cover…

The 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence starts from Km. 0 of Madrid

On October 2, 2019, the 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence has been launched at Km.0 of Madrid, which will cover the planet until March 8, 2020, when it will end in the same place. After Rafael de la…

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