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People’s Climate March – Don’t nuke the Climate!

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In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for the UN General Assembly and a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.

On September 21, people will take to the streets in New York (and around the world) in the Peoples Climate March to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities. Read more »

Red Cross and Red Crescent societies mark Hiroshima Day

red cross and red crescentAugust 6, 2014

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today commemorated the 69th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, with a joint statement calling on the ‘International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and indeed the entire world, to reflect on the dangers of these weapons and remind ourselves of the need to prohibit and eliminate them once and for all time.’ Read more »

MacBride Peace Prize to the Marshall Islands

map_of_marshall-islandsAug. 6, 2014. The International Peace Bureau announced today that it will award its annual Sean MacBride Peace Prize for 2014 to the people and government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, RMI, for courageously taking the nine nuclear weapons-possessing countries to the International Court of Justice to enforce compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty and international customary law.

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