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Applications for 2015 Peace Scholarships open

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 11:10 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

9 December 2014 Applications for White Poppy Peace Scholarships for research during the 2015 academic year will open tomorrow on Human Rights Day (10 December), on the sixty-sixth anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ... More >>

Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons Conference next week

Saturday, 6 December 2014, 11:06 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Third International Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons 8 and 9 December 2014, Austria More >>

Solidarity with West Papua on 1 December

Friday, 28 November 2014, 11:23 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Below are the details of the solidarity events in Aotearoa New Zealand to mark West Papua Independence Day, 1 December - there are four events this year: one in Christchurch, one in Wellington and two in Auckland. If you are not able to get to one of the solidarity ... More >>

Legislation “a travesty of democratic process"

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 10:01 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Peace Movement Aotearoa today called on the government to put the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill on hold - pending a comprehensive review of existing legislation - in a written submission to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee, ... More >>

Armistice Day Peace Vigils

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 11:37 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

On Armistice Day 2014, the second in the series of peace vigils that will take place three times each year during the World War One centenary will be held in Hokianga, Whangarei, Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Otaki, Lower Hutt, Wellington, Takaka and ... More >>

Armistice Day Peace Vigils, Tues 11 November

Friday, 7 November 2014, 10:58 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

On Armistice Day 2014, the second in the series of peace vigils that will take place three times each year during the World War One centenary will be held in Hokianga, Whangarei, Auckland, Tauranga, Otaki, Lower Hutt, Wellington and Takaka. More >>

Media freedom in West Papua: Protest at Indonesian embassy

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 11:13 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Today, Wednesday 29 October, there will be a peaceful protest at the Indonesian Embassy in Wellington to call on new Indonesian President Joko Widodo to honour his election promise to ensure greater media freedom in West Papua. More >>

Disability Rights: UN releases Concluding Observations

Sunday, 5 October 2014, 12:19 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which monitors state party compliance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, examined the NZ government's performance under the Convention for the first time ... More >>

Disabilities: UN Committee to examine NZ's performance

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 10:40 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will hold its twelfth session from 15 September to 3 October at the Palais Wilson in Geneva, to review the reports of New Zealand, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Belgium, Ecuador and Denmark on how these ... More >>

Nation-wide peace vigils to mark 100th anniversary of WWI

Friday, 8 August 2014, 11:29 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Photos of the peace vigils that were held on Monday, 4 August, around Aotearoa New Zealand to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One - "the war to end all wars" - are available on Facebook. The album currently has photos of the ... More >>

Nation-wide peace vigils to mark start of WW1

Monday, 4 August 2014, 9:28 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Nation-wide peace vigils to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One “the war to end all wars” More >>

WW1 anniversary: Peace vigils on 4 August

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 10:04 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Monday, 4 August, is the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One, "the war to end all wars". Peace Movement Aotearoa, in association with Quakers, is coordinating nation-wide candle-lit vigils on 4 August, in conjunction with peace ... More >>

Response to human rights recommendations questioned

Friday, 20 June 2014, 9:48 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

UN Human Rights Council combined intervention questions the sincerity of the government’s response to human rights recommendations. More >>

Killer robots: Update from CCW Experts meeting

Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 9:55 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

"I urge delegates to take bold action. All too often international law only responds to atrocities and suffering once it has happened. You have the opportunity to take pre-emptive action and ensure that the ultimate decision to end life remains ... More >>

Time for international action on killer robots

Tuesday, 13 May 2014, 9:56 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

13 May 2014 Nations should commit to begin drafting new international law to stop the development of fully autonomous weapons or “killer robots,” the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots said today as the first multilateral talks on the issue begin ... More >>

'Noho Hewa', with Native Hawaiian filmmaker Anne Keala Kelly

Thursday, 1 May 2014, 2:31 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

The last chance to see the award winning documentary 'Noho Hewa: the wrongful occupation of Hawai'i' - a powerful portrayal of the multiple links between militarisation and the historical and ongoing processes of colonisation - introduced and discussed by ... More >>

Noho Hewa': Visit of Native Hawaiian filmmaker

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 9:44 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Native Hawaiian filmmaker, Anne Keala Kelly, will be in Aotearoa New Zealand for two screenings of the award winning documentary 'Noho Hewa: the wrongful occupation of Hawai'i', a powerful portrayal of the multiple links between militarisation and ... More >>

White Poppies for Peace Annual Appeal

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 10:32 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

The White Poppies for Peace Annual Appeal, the main fundraiser for the White Poppy Peace Scholarships, starts tomorrow and runs through until Thursday, 24 April. More >>

Global military spending drops slightly, but not far enough

Monday, 14 April 2014, 10:30 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

According to figures released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today, the Global Day of Action on Military Spending, world military expenditure totalled US$1.75 trillion in 2013, a fall of 1.9 % in real terms since 2012. However: More >>

Invest in social spending, cut military spending

Saturday, 12 April 2014, 2:40 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Below is the statement from the United Nations Independent Expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order in advance of the Global Day of Action on Military Spending, Monday, 14 April; followed by the details of this year's ... More >>

 

 

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