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26.09.2016

The World premier of “Beyond Revenge” to take place in Berlin on the 2nd of October

The World premier of “Beyond Revenge” to take place in Berlin on the 2nd of October

On Saturday, October the 2nd, coinciding with the International Day of Nonviolence, the premier of the documentary film Beyond Revenge will be screened within the programme of the world congress of the International Peace Bureau, whose slogan this year is “Disarm! For a Climate of Peace”.  It will take… »

22.09.2016

2016 Right Livelihood Awards Uphold Fundamental Human Rights and Values in the Face of War and Repression

2016 Right Livelihood Awards Uphold Fundamental Human Rights and Values in the Face of War and Repression

The Laureates of this year’s Right Livelihood Award, widely referred to as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, have been announced today in Stockholm, Sweden. This years’ Laureates are: Syria Civil Defence (The White Helmets), ‘for their outstanding bravery, compassion and humanitarian engagement in rescuing civilians from the destruction of the Syrian… »

21.09.2016

Forum “Nonviolence as a force for Peace” in Brindisi

Forum “Nonviolence as a force for Peace” in Brindisi

Brindisi, September 23rd-24st 2016 Palazzo Virgilio – Sala Carlo V There have been many reasons that led us to choose Brindisi as the location for this Forum. One of them is Brindisi and its history: it was from here that the Roman ships set sail heading for North Africa… »

20.09.2016

HP’s 5 Points in Support of the YES Vote in the Colombia’s Peace Process Referendum

HP’s 5 Points in Support of the YES Vote in the Colombia’s Peace Process Referendum

Here are a few key points outlining why we support the agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC: We support peace and discussion instead of war and violence as a way to resolve conflicts. The NO vote will cancel all the work carried out by both parties during the… »

19.09.2016

Civil society concerned that migration policies of developed countries risk worsening the problem

Civil society concerned that migration policies of developed countries risk worsening the problem

On this day, the UN General Assembly will host a high-level summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach. It is a defining moment to strengthen governance of international migration and a unique opportunity for… »

17.09.2016

October 2, 2016: International Day of Non-Violence

October 2, 2016: International Day of Non-Violence

Next 2nd of October we will radiate with force the message that says: “Nonviolence is the only way out” In 2007 the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) Organization, established October 2 as the “International Day of Non-Violence”. This coming October… »

15.09.2016

No to nuclear tests and military exercises, yes to peace and disarmament on the Korean Peninsula

No to nuclear tests and military exercises, yes to peace and disarmament on the Korean Peninsula

On the 2nd of September, the joint South Korean-US military exercises known as “Ulchi-Freedom Guardian”, in which more than 50 thousand Korean and 25 thousand US soldiers took part to “review joint defence strategies”, came to an end. The USA has 28,000 military personnel permanently stationed on South Korean territory. … »

14.09.2016

Laureates of the 2016 Right Livelihood Award to be announced on 22 September

Laureates of the 2016 Right Livelihood Award to be announced on 22 September

The Laureates of this year’s Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, will be announced on 22 September in Stockholm at 10:00 CET (08:00 UTC) at the Swedish Foreign Office International Press Centre (Fredsgatan 6). The announcement will be made by Ole von Uexkull, Executive Director, and… »

13.09.2016

Madres de la Plaza de Mayo support Women’s Boat to Gaza

Madres de la Plaza de Mayo support Women’s Boat to Gaza

Every Thursday, more than two thousand Thursdays ago, at Plaza de Mayo at 3pm, right in front of the Government House in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the mothers who protest against the disappearance of their daughters and sons during the last dictatorship that ruled the South American country have been meeting… »

12.09.2016

ICAN condemns North Korea’s nuclear test, urges nations to pursue global nuclear weapon ban

ICAN condemns North Korea’s nuclear test, urges nations to pursue global nuclear weapon ban

September 9, 2016: North Korea today confirmed that it had conducted its most powerful nuclear test explosion to date, with an estimated yield of 10 kilotonnes, triggering a magnitude 5.3 earthquake. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) – a coalition of non-government organizations in close to 100 nations –… »

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