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A Vision of Educational Material Related to Furthering Common Security Submission to UN office on Disarmament UNODA PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 11:24
 
. Global Compliance Research Project
 
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The reason given in December 2016 by most non-nuclear North Atlantic Treaty Organization member countries for not adopting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was that the nuclear weapons of the United States of America were essential for all of their security. Ursula Franklin, a physicist, pacifist and educator, has stated, “We must reappropriate the word ‘security’ and not allow it to be distorted by the military”, and recalled the 1982 report of the Independent Commission on Disarmament and Security Issues, written by Olof Palme, entitled “Common security: a programme for disarmament”.
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A Vision of Education Material Related to Furthering Common Security Submission to tthe UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 11:05


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    The reason given in December 2016 by most non-nuclear North Atlantic Treaty Organization member countries for not adopting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was that the nuclear weapons of the United States of America were essential for all of their security. Ursula Franklin, a physicist, pacifist and educator, has stated, “We must reappropriate the word ‘security’ and not allow it to be distorted by the military”, and recalled the 1982 report of the Independent Commission on Disarmament and Security Issues, written by Olof Palme, entitled “Common security: a programme for disarmament”.

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A PROPOSAL FOR A UNIVERSAL DECLARATION ON COMMON SECURITY PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 20 August 2018 09:43
By Joan Russow PhD
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Concurring with the statement in resolution 2282 (2016)
 
Emphasizing the importance of a comprehensive approach to sustaining peace, particularly through the prevention of conflict and addressing its root causes, strengthening the rule of law at the international and national levels, and promoting sustained and sustainable economic growth, poverty eradication, social development, sustainable development, national reconciliation and unity including through inclusive dialogue and mediation, access to justice and transitional justice, accountability, good governance, democracy, accountable institutions, gender equality and respect for, and protection of, human rights and fundamental freedoms, of a comprehensive approach to sustaining peace, particularly through the prevention of conflict and addressing its root causes, strengthening the rule of law at the international and national levels, and promoting sustained and sustainable economic growth, poverty eradication, social development, sustainable development, national reconciliation and unity including through inclusive dialogue and mediation, access to justice and transitional justice, accountability, good governance, democracy, accountable institutions, gender equality and respect for, and protection of, human rights and fundamental freedoms,
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Dozens dead in Yemen as bus carrying children hit by airstrike PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 11 August 2018 12:20

 

 

Red Cross says strike hit bus at market in Dahyan, in rebel-held north of country

 
By Saeed Kamali Dehghan @SaeedKD
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/09/dozens-dead-in-yemen-as-bus-carrying-children-hit-by-airstrike-icrc
 
Thu 9 Aug 2018 18.46 BST First published on Thu 9 Aug 2018 11.38 BST
 
A doctor treats an injured child.
 A doctor treats an injured child.
 
Injured Yemeni children receive medical treatment - see video
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/09/dozens-dead-in-yemen-as-bus-carrying-children-hit-by-airstrike-icrc
 
Saudi Arabia is facing an international outcry after at least 29 children were among dozens of civilians killed by a US-backed Saudi-led coalition airstrike that hit a bus in Yemen’s Houthi rebel-held north.
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Poet and accomplished foreign minister elected to be President of the UN General Assembly PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 06 June 2018 04:26
By Alan Ware
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The United Nations yesterday (June 5, 2018) elected Ecuador Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa to be the incoming President of the UN General Assembly. She will become the 73rd person, and the fourth woman ever, to hold the UNGA presidency.

Sra Espinosa is a former Defence Minister, Ambassador to the UN in Geneva and an accomplished poet, having published five volumes of poetry and receiving the Ecuadorian National Poetry Prize in 1990.

Sra Espinosa has also been a long-time advocate for peace, human rights, nuclear disarmament and environmental protection. She serves as a Council Member of the influential World Future Council, and has partnered in a number of events and initiatives with key international peace and disarmament organisations including Abolition 2000Basel Peace OfficeParliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament  and UNFOLD ZERO.

During her term as Ecuador Ambassador to the UN in Geneva, for example, she co-hosted a number of nuclear disarmament events with these NGOs at the UN, including some of the annual commemoration events for the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

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