disarmament

Cuba calls in Geneva for a world free of weapons

Geneva, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has advocated for general disarmament and defended a world free of weapons, primarily nuclear, the representative of the Caribbean island, Rodolfo Benitez, said in Geneva.   During the sixth meeting of the States Parties…

Obama unlikely to change US nuclear weapons policy

The Obama administration is reportedly mulling a change in its nuclear arms policy that would rule out using them first in a conflict. Such a move is not only unlikely – it would also be little more than symbolism. In…

Central African Republic: UN Urges Steps to End Impunity for Rights Abuses

Human Wrongs Watch 10 February 2016 – As the Central African Republic (CAR) prepares for the second round of presidential elections this weekend, a new UN report detailing violations and human rights abuses in the strife-torn nation’s capital late last…

Campaigning for global peace in a time of war

The year 2015 will be remembered sadly for the many ways in which war and armed violence devastated the lives of millions of people around the world—armed conflicts in Ukraine, the Middle East, and Africa; a global refugee crisis spawned…

World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates: Final Declaration

The Nobel Peace Laureates and Peace Laureate Organizations, gathered in Rome for the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates from 12 – 14 December, 2014 have issued the following declaration regarding their deliberations: LIVING PEACE Nothing is as antagonistic…

Initiative on Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons Takes Centre Stage at UN General Assembly

  Human Wrongs Watch It took a full 5 minutes for New Zealand’s Ambassador for Disarmament, Dell Higgie, to read out the list of the 155 co-sponsors of the Joint Statement on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons.*   The…

Peace, disarmament, active nonviolence. Interview with Alex Zanotelli

www.shekina.it Alex Zanotelli is an Italian priest and a Comboni missionary, the founder of several movements that promote peace and justice in solidarity. He is also one of the promoters of the Arena of Peace and Disarmament which will take…

UN granted award to Argentina’s program for the Voluntary Surrender of Firearms

The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) has granted its “2013 Future Policy Award” to Argentina, for its National Voluntary Surrender of Firearms Program.  From New York, Justice Minister Julio Alak said that the prize acknowledged “an Argentina’s sustained…

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