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ANZAC Day peace vigils and weekend events

Friday, 24 April 2015, 11:06 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

A reminder of the ANZAC Day peace vigils in Whangarei, Auckland, Kapiti coast, Wellington and Christchurch; and information about other peace events over the weekend in Auckland (24 to 27 April), Wellington (25 April to 3 May) and Dunedin (25 April). More >>

UN Committee Against Torture assesses NZ tomorrow

Monday, 20 April 2015, 2:18 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

The UN Committee Against Torture (the Committee) will assess the government’s performance in relation to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (the Convention) during its 54th session which begins in ... More >>

Global military spending remains shockingly high

Monday, 13 April 2015, 11:19 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 an estimated US$1,776 billion, representing a marginal fall of about 0.4 ... More >>

Peace Workshops and Poets for Peace

Friday, 10 April 2015, 10:03 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

The 2015 National Peace Workshops 'Remembering war / ending war: Challenging militarism and building peace', will be held in Wellington onSaturday, 18 and Sunday, 19 April 2015, organised by Peace Movement Aotearoa in conjunction with hosts St Andrew's ... More >>

'Not in our name' nationwide peace vigils

Friday, 6 March 2015, 9:15 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Peace vigils calling for increased humanitarian assistance and diplomatic support for Middle East peace processes, and opposing the military deployment to Iraq, were held around the country from Kaitaia to Dunedin last night, coordinated by Peace ... More >>

Not in our name: Nationwide peace vigils tomorrow

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 9:12 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Peace vigils calling for increased humanitarian assistance and diplomatic support for Middle East peace processes, and opposing the military deployment to Iraq, will be held around the country from Hokianga to Dunedin at 5pm on Thursday, 5 March. ... More >>

No military deployment in Iraq: Nationwide peace vigils

Friday, 27 February 2015, 11:21 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Peace vigils calling for increased humanitarian assistance and diplomatic support for Middle East peace processes, and opposing the military deployment to Iraq, will be held around the country at 5pm on Thursday, 5 March, coordinated by Peace Movement ... More >>

Open letter on military deployment to Iraq

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 9:34 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

In response to yesterday's announcement that the New Zealand armed forces will begin specific training for a possible deployment to Iraq, more than 30 representatives of peace, justice and faith organisations and academics have sent an open letter ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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