Patricia Pérez is currently the Director of the Latin American Institute for Peace and Citizenship (Instituto Latinoamericano para la Paz y la Ciudadanía, ILAPyC). She was a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize on nine consecutive occasions and Advisor to UN Women on the subjects of peace and AIDS at the request of Dr. Michelle Bachelet. ILAPyC is described by Pérez as a tool to confront the “small daily wars” in Latin America.
Since 1985, Rieko has worked as a national staff of the Japan Council against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs (Gensuikyo) in charge of international activities. She has taken part in a variety of international conferences, speaking tours and visits to different countries.
Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan has lived and worked in a dozen countries, spending most of his adult life in Southeast Asia. He currently serves on the Board of Nonviolence International Canada, and is a member of the grant making Advisory Board of the International Nonviolence Trainers Fund of the AJ Muste Institute in New York.
Yeshua received an MA in Peace and Reconciliation from Coventry University, UK and a PhD in Peace Studies from Gujarat Vidyapith in Ahmedabad, India. Since 2005 Yeshua has has been employed by the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and the Cluster Munition Coalition (ICBLCMC), providing Ban Policy Research Coordination for their annual reports, the Landmine & Cluster Munition Monitor for countries in the Asia, the Pacific, and the Middle East and North Africa regions, and on Non-State Armed Groups globally. Continue reading “Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan – Board Member”
A message from Colin Archer
Former Secretary General, International Peace Bureau
In a new statement, the International Peace Bureau (IPB) appeals for the preservation and reinforcement of the INF Treaty.
IPB calls for: Defending the INF Treaty
President Trump’s announcement that he plans to withdraw the United States from the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty marks a dangerous escalation on the path to creating a 21st century U.S.-Russian Cold War. It again demonstrates that ignorance, the will and need to dominate others and the news cycle, and nuclear weapons make an extremely dangerous cocktail for renewed and extremely dangerous arms racing that endangers human survival.
An important declaration was adopted on the 1st of October, following the 12th ASEM-summit in Ghent, Belgium, hosted during the 29th of September and 1st of October. Continue reading “Asia Europe People’s Forum’s Declaration”
This article was written by Hiroshi Taka, Representative Director of Japan Council against A and H Bombs (Gensuikyo)
Okinawa Gubernatorial Election (Sept. 30, 2018)
Okinawans Reject Military Bases and War!
On the 7th of July 2017 the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) was adopted and opened for signature at United Nations headquarters in New York on 20 September 2017. France is not one of the signatures and therefore Le Mouvement de la Paix, in order to raise awareness and protest this situation, has called for another peace event on the 14th of October 2018.
by Fredrik S. Heffermehl
Many see the 2019 Nobel for peace as a humanitarian prize and thus not within Nobel’s intention, but the committee’s announcement does characterize sexual violence as a weapon of war and praises efforts to end such war crimes. The 2018 prize is linked to a major theme of the day, equal rights for women, protection against violence. The committee has often borrowed glory from popular phenomena but accepted our advice that the prize could not be given to MeToo. Continue reading “Statement by Fredrik S.Heffermehl: Nobel´s Peace Prize? Yes … and no”