United Nations

17 abril 2014
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How the UK can be a global champion for the ATT

Written by Ben Donaldson, UNA-UK So far, April has been a big month for the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).  Five out of the world’s top ten exporters have ratified the Treaty, including the UK.   This takes us more than halfway to 50 ratifications – the requisite number which triggers the 90 day countdown for the...
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23 gener 2014
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IPPNW statement on the criminalization of emergency medical care in Turkey

IPPNW joins the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, the World Medical Association, Physicians for Human Rights, and other major medical associations in calling for revocation of a provision of a new Turkish law that would compromise access to...
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6 desembre 2013
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The stepping stones to changing the arms trade

Written by Lorey Campese, Oxfam In the halls of the UN yesterday, countries from every corner of the globe came together again to take action on the Arms Trade Treaty. This time, they passed a resolution that encourages countries to make the ATT’s impact felt as quickly as possible. The resolution formally urged States...
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Posted in #ArmsTreaty, activism, advocacy, armed violence, arms trade treaty, ATT, civil society, control arms, development, foreign policy, Gender, gender-based violence, General, General Assembly, human rights, international law, international relations, Live from the UN, NGO, Non-governmental organization, nongovernmental, Oxfam, peace, treaty, UN, United Nations | Desactiva els comentaris

26 novembre 2013
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16 days of activism against armed gender-based violence

Written by Sofia Tuvestad, Women’s International Leage for Peace and Freedom Sweden and Ray Acheson, Reaching Critical Will This year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence Campaign unites WILPF and other organisations in activism against three priority issues: violence perpetrated by state actors; domestic violence and the role of small arms; and sexual violence...
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Posted in 16Days, arms trade treaty, ATT, Control Arms Campaign, Domestic violence, GBV, Gender, General, Policy Wonk's Corner, United Nations, Vaw, Women, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom | Desactiva els comentaris

7 novembre 2013
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Control Arms at the UN: an insider’s view

Written by Lorey Campese, Oxfam With the bang of a gavel and a brief applause, the 2013 UN General Assembly First Committee was over. Lasting a full month, the Committee, which includes all UN members discussed some of the world’s most pressing issues relating to disarmament and international security. High among these was the...
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Posted in #ArmsTreaty, activism, advocacy, armed violence, arms trade treaty, ATT, civil society, control arms, development, foreign policy, Gender, gender-based violence, General, General Assembly, human rights, international law, international relations, Live from the UN, NGO, Non-governmental organization, nongovernmental, Oxfam, peace, treaty, UN, United Nations | Desactiva els comentaris

7 novembre 2013
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One in a Million

Written by Anna Macdonald, Oxfam I have been fighting to help make an Arms Trade Treaty a reality for nearly a decade. For me, the reason why this all matters comes back to Julius Arile, a young man from Kenya who has been both a perpetrator and a victim of armed violence. He now...
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Posted in #ArmsTreaty, África, arms trade treaty, ATT, control arms, development, General, gun violence, human rights, Kenya, Marathon, New York Marathon, New York Road Runners, NYRR, Oxfam, Running, security, survivor stories, The Campaign Trail, UN, United Nations | Desactiva els comentaris

6 novembre 2013
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Top 10 speeches from UN First Committee 2013

Written by Anna Macdonald, Oxfam I’ve been coming to First Committee since 2006, and just finished sitting through my eighth. Here are my highlights from States interventions. What are yours? 1. Denmark’s “Borgen” moment Denmark took the floor to “focus on one issue alone, gender and disarmament” and delivered an impassioned speech on the...
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Posted in #ArmsTreaty Lists, activism, activist, África, armed violence, arms, arms control, arms trade, arms trade treaty, ATT, buzzfeed, China, control arms, Conventional weapon, debate, Denmark, development, disarmament, Europe, First Committee, foreign policy, General, General Assembly, global, gun violence, guns, human rights, international, international relations, Latin America, list, listicle, Lithuania, mexico, New York, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, peace, Russia, security, UN, United Nations, United States, Violence, weapons, world | Desactiva els comentaris

22 octubre 2013
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“Very survival of humanity depends on nuclear weapons never being used”

A joint statement on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons was delivered by New Zealand today at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Expressing deep concern for the catastrophic consequences that any use of nuclear weapons would...
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30 setembre 2013
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Who could regret banning nuclear weapons? (As if you didn’t know)

The High-Level Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament, which took place this past Thursday at the UN General Assembly, was a trip to the woodshed for the nuclear-weapon States. The effort to reframe the discourse about nuclear weapons in terms of their abhorre...
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27 setembre 2013
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“Each of us is responsible”

Civil society statement to the UN high-level meeting on nuclear disarmament Delivered by Joseph Gerson of the American Friends Service Committee on behalf of civil society 26 September 2013, New York I want to begin by invoking the words of Yamaguchi S...
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27 setembre 2013
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“It is time we ban nuclear weapons”

A treaty banning nuclear weapons is achievable. It can be initiated by states that do not possess nuclear weapons. Nuclear-armed states should not be allowed to prevent such negotiations. We should not abandon productive or promising efforts in other f...
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25 setembre 2013
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U.S. Signs Historic Arms Trade Treaty – Over 100 countries have now signed

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry signed the international Arms Trade Treaty at the United Nations (UN). The U.S. joins over 100 countries who have now signed this historic treaty less than four months since the treaty opened for signature on June 3rd...
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Posted in Aiming For Prevention, Aiming for Prevention news, armed violence, arms trade, arms trade treaty, catastrophic humanitarian consequences, General, gun violence, health, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW News, Nobel Peace Prize, Obama, peace, Secretary of State Kerry, small arms, United Nations, violence prevention | Desactiva els comentaris

5 setembre 2013
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The Syrian problem — and an international solution

The United Nations is the organization that should be calling the tune in Syria -- not only responding to the Syrian government’s alleged use of chemical weapons, but facilitating an end to Syria’s terrible civil war, which has expanded into a regi...
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Posted in armed conflict, chemical weapons, Chemical Weapons Convention, General, Syria, United Nations, violence prevention | Desactiva els comentaris

13 agost 2013
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Nigerian doctors praise Nigeria for signing, ratifying the Arms Trade Treaty

Yesterday, on August 12th, Nigeria became the 82nd UN Member State to sign the Arms Trade Treaty, and the 3rd to ratify the landmark agreement. Foreign Minister Dr. Olugbenga Ashiru signed and deposited Nigeria’s instrument of ratification at the UN ...
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25 abril 2013
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Japan admits the obvious

When some 50 protesters gathered outside the Japanese Mission to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva yesterday, questioning that country's refusal to sign onto a joint statement on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons submitted to the N...
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Posted in #goodbyenukes, catastrophic humanitarian consequences, General, Hiroshima, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Japan, Nagasaki, NPT, Nuclear abolition news, nuclear disarmament, United Nations | Desactiva els comentaris

24 abril 2013
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74 NPT States issue humanitarian appeal for abolition

The number of countries demanding the elimination of nuclear weapons as a humanitarian imperative grew to 74 today, when South Africa read a joint statement on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons on behalf of that many delegations to the 2013 No...
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Posted in #goodbyenukes, catastrophic humanitarian consequences, General, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, NPT, Nuclear abolition news, nuclear disarmament, Oslo conference, United Nations | Desactiva els comentaris

2 abril 2013
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Historic International Arms Trade Treaty passed at UN

An historic and groundbreaking international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) was approved today at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York by a vote of 154 yes, including the US, 3 no, and 23 abstentions! The treaty enshrines in new internation...
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1 abril 2013
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UN General Assembly to vote on Arms Trade Treaty tomorrow

IPPNW representatives were on the edge of our seats last Thursday afternoon as we anxiously awaited the outcome of the long-deliberated Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) negotiations at the UN in New York. So many delegates, NGOs and press attended the final ses...
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19 març 2013
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UN Secretary-General urges agreement on robust Arms Trade Treaty as landmark conference begins in New York

Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) Diplomatic Conference Dispatch from Day One Compiled by Ogebe Onazi, IPPNW Nigeria UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged participants of the United Nations Final Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) to conclude work ...
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Posted in Aiming For Prevention, Aiming for Prevention news, armed violence, arms trade, Arms Trade Treat, arms trade treaty, ATT, Ban Ki-Moon, disarmament, General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW News, small arms, United Nations, violence prevention | Desactiva els comentaris

18 març 2013
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Gun control and arms control

Preventing or restraining armed aggression needs to be tackled not only by arms control and disarmament, but by just and effective governance on the local, national, and international levels. To some degree, this job has been accomplished within many n...
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Posted in Aiming For Prevention, armed violence, arms trade treaty, ATT, General, gun violence, NRA, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons, United Nations | Desactiva els comentaris