A strong majority of people in China and the US seem to distrust each other, but few among the public or elite actually see the other power as an enemy, according to a survey led by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. [ more › ]
Since 1950, December 10 has been internationally recognized as Human Rights Day, which celebrates the decision by the United Nations General Assembly to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), proudly proclaiming itsShow More Summary
Last week they held the 56th National Conference of the Philippine Center of International PEN, and in the Philippine Daily Inquirer Amadís Ma. Guerrero offers an overview of the event, in War and peace -- and literature.
Nelson Mandela, who guided South Africa from the shackles of apartheid to multi-racial democracy and became an international icon of peace and reconciliation, died Thursday at age 95. Mandela will be laid to rest at his ancestral village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape on Dec. Show More Summary
Nelson Mandela was considered a civil rights giant and international icon of peace. Imprisoned for nearly three decades for his fight against white minority rule, Mandela emerged determined to use his prestige and charisma to bring down apartheid while avoiding a civil war. “The time for the healing of the wounds has come. The moment […]
Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid crusader and international icon for the power of peaceful protests to effect social change, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma said Thursday. Mandela was 95 years old. "This is the moment of our deepest sorrow," Zuma said in announcing the news. Show More Summary
Interesting piece in The New York Times about the International Criminal Court, which is based in The Hague and prosecutes war crimes and crimes against humanity. The article is by Martin Kimani, Kenya's rep at the United Nations. The...Show More Summary
Co-authored with Edith Garwood of Amnesty International USA. Despite talk of a peace process, the Israeli army has ordered the eviction of some 1,000 Palestinians -- men, women and children -- from their homes in the occupied West Bank. Show More Summary
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday warned the international community of the “increasingly dangerous” tensions mounting between Israel and Palestine, and the ramifications this could have on the peace talks. Both the Palestinian...Show More Summary
1. Syria peace talks scheduled for JanuaryThe United Nations says an international peace conference aimed at ending Syria's nearly three-year civil war will start on January 22 in Geneva. The U.N. hasn't revealed who will participate, although Iran, a Syria ally, said Tuesday it would come if invited. Show More Summary
Calling for an international "Sustainability Revolution," spearheaded by faith leaders from around the world, American environmental leader Christina Lee Brown Thursday implored the 9th World Assembly of Religions for Peace to address the imminent perils of climate change. Speaking in Vienna, Mrs. Show More Summary
The Vatican said Russian President Vladimir Putin and Pope Francis on Monday discussed the need for talks to resolve the Syria conflict, as international officials met in Geneva to discuss a date for a peace conference. The two leaders talked about the urgent need “to promote concrete initiatives for a peaceful solution to the conflict, [...]
Geneva claims fame to talks that resulted in a interim agreement with Iran. Now there’s a chance that talks in late January could end the war in Syria. That’s when an international peace conference will be held. The January 22nd session will mark the first time government and rebel representatives will meet face-to-face.
While under blistering public criticism both internationally and domestically, China has changed course and is sending the hospital ship Peace Ark to the Philippines. This was how it was reported by media in China. The Chinese People's...Show More Summary
Land, property theft & destruction / Ethnic cleansing New Peace Now/APN report: Bibi’s settlements boom — March-November 2013 UPDATE 12 Nov by Lara Friedman — Settlement boom even bigger than was known – …Over the past 8 months, tenders have been … Continue reading ?
Greenpeace International confirms that the train carrying 30 men and women detained after a peaceful protest at a Gazprom Arctic oil platform has arrived in St Petersburg.
The mainstream rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) has laid out the conditions for its participation in Geneva peace talks, including the demand that a transitional authority be given full powers. The international community has been seeking for months to convene a Syria peace conference in Geneva, but proposed dates have come and gone with no [...]
Iran's inalienable right to a peaceful, domestic nuclear energy program is affirmed by international law via the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), yet the United States believes it can dictate which rights countries are entitled to on a case by case basis. In fact, Undersecretary Wendy Sherman said as much at her recent Senate appearance.
BEIRUT (AP) — A coalition of Syria-based opposition groups warned Monday that a proposed international peace conference to negotiate an end to the three-year conflict might be the "last chance" for a solution.
Syria’s opposition has conditionally agreed to participate in international peace talks in Geneva, Reuters reported Monday. In a statement released Monday, the coalition outlined conditions that must be met for the talks to take place:...Show More Summary