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21.11.2017

Message of support for the 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence from Federico Mayor Zaragoza

Message of support for the 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence from Federico Mayor Zaragoza

I would have liked to participate in these preparatory activities for the 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence… Peace and Nonviolence are the most important things we have to do. The moment we achieve this transition… from force to speech, from a culture of war to a culture… »

31.10.2017

UN to consider banning the arms race in space

UN to consider banning the arms race in space

On the 30th of October, the First Committee of the UN General Assembly (Disarmament and International Security) approved six draft resolutions, including one on a legally binding instrument on the prevention of an arms race in outer space. During the meeting, the Committee approved the draft resolution “Further practical measures… »

29.09.2017

Dennis Kucinich Speaks at UN for Nuclear Weapons Ban

Dennis Kucinich Speaks at UN for Nuclear Weapons Ban

By Dennis J. Kucinich, on Behalf of the Basel Peace Office Remarks to the United Nations General Assembly, High Level Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament, Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Your Excellency, President of the General Assembly, Distinguished Ministers, Delegates and Colleagues: I speak on behalf of the Basel Peace Office,… »

11.08.2017

August 12: reach HIGH for a nuclear-weapon-free world!

August 12: reach HIGH for a nuclear-weapon-free world!

August 12 is the United Nations International Youth Day. The theme this year is Youth Building Peace. One important way youth can help build peace is to promote the global abolition of nuclear weapons. Leaders of nuclear-armed States – like President Donald Trump of USA, ‘Supreme Leader’ Kim Jong-un of… »

26.07.2017

Veterans Ask US to Sign UN Treaty Abolishing Nuclear Weapons

Veterans Ask US to Sign UN Treaty Abolishing Nuclear Weapons

By Brian Trautman, Gerry Condon, Samantha Ferguson On July 7 2017, the United Nations, in a historic decision, approved a legally binding instrument to ban nuclear weapons, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Months of negotiations involving over 130 countries began in March 2017, culminating in a… »

19.07.2017

Zia Mian on the Nuclear Weapons Ban and Prohibition Treaty

Zia Mian on the Nuclear Weapons Ban and Prohibition Treaty

I had the privilege of attending the opening and penultimate sessions of the Nuclear Weapons Ban and Prohibition Treaty negotiations at the U.N. this spring and summer. And, midst considerable celebration, on July 7, representatives of the majority of the world’s governments agreed to a treaty designed to outlaw the… »

08.07.2017

Stabilizing trans-frontier migration

Stabilizing trans-frontier migration

Following each other closely,  beginning with the 2 July 2017 meeting in Bamako, Mali of the G-5 Sahel (Mauritania, Mali, Chad, Burkina Faso, Niger) with the additional presence of Emmanuel Macron, President of France, followed by a meeting of the Ministers of the Interior of the 28-member European Union, followed… »

29.06.2017

Hibakusha appeal at the United Nations for a strong treaty to ban nuclear weapons

Hibakusha appeal at the United Nations for a strong treaty to ban nuclear weapons

Historic negotiations for “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination” are now taking place at the United Nations in New York. Civil society representatives from around the world are gathered there to urge all nations to work in good faith to achieve the strongest,… »

15.06.2017

We’re off! to ban nuclear weapons

We’re off! to ban nuclear weapons

As talks to ban nuclear weapons through a legally binding treaty restart at the UN in New York, Reaching Critical Will brings us their valuable analysis and insight. It’s game on for round two of the nuclear ban negotiations! Delegations from governments, civil society, and international… »

12.06.2017

Biafra: MASSOB Calls for referendum assisted by the United Nations after Nigeria’s quit-notice statement

Biafra: MASSOB Calls for referendum assisted by the United Nations after Nigeria’s quit-notice statement

Leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State Of Biafra (MASSOB) Uchenna Madu has announced that all the groups working for the peaceful restoration of Biafra will work together to restore Biafra through a United Nations monitored referendum. Uchenna Madu, says the Biafra issue can be solved… »

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