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New Zealand featured in new report on child soldiers

Friday, 25 May 2018, 3:16 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

“In many countries the popular myth of the army as a benevolent institution which “saves” disadvantaged and vulnerable young people from an uncertain future remains pervasive. This report deconstructs that myth, the research clearly shows that military ... More >>

An agenda for disarmament' launched last night

Friday, 25 May 2018, 9:38 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

“The United Nations was created with the goal of eliminating war as an instrument of foreign policy. But seven decades on, our world is as dangerous as it has ever been. Disarmament prevents and ends violence. Disarmament supports sustainable development. ... More >>

Budget 2018: Military spending increases again

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 8:03 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Budget 2018: Military spending increases again, time for alternative thinking Peace Movement Aotearoa 17 May 2018 Link to share : https://www.facebook.com/PeaceMovementAotearoa/posts/1699540463426649 More >>

Global military spending increases again, will NZ's?

Wednesday, 2 May 2018, 12:10 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

According to figures released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today, during the Global Days of Action on Military Spending, world military expenditure in 2017 totalled an estimated $(USD)1,739 billion, the highest level ... More >>

NZ Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 11:13 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

The Concluding Observations of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the New Zealand government's compliance with the International Covenant on Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (the Covenant) were released overnight, and ... More >>

UN Examines NZ Government's Performance on Rights

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 9:27 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

UN Human Rights Experts Examine NZ Government's Performance on Economic, Social And Cultural Rights More >>

Nuclear investments: Super Fund, banks and Serco ...

Friday, 9 March 2018, 9:28 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

The 2018 Don't Bank on the Bomb report was released last night. The report is produced by PAX - a member of the Nobel Peace Prize winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons ( i CAN) - and is the only report published each year detailing the ... More >>

Racial Discrimination: UN Committee recommendations on NZ

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 2:15 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

The Concluding Observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on the New Zealand government's compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination were released overnight, and are ... More >>

UN examines NZ performance on racial discrimination

Monday, 14 August 2017, 10:44 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), the independent body of human rights experts which monitors state party compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), will ... More >>

Global military spending increases again

Monday, 24 April 2017, 11:48 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

According to figures released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today, during the Global Days of Action on Military Spending, world military expenditure in 2016 totalled an estimated US$1,686 billion, an increase of 0.4 per ... More >>

Blood Offering Links GCSB to Drone Killings

Friday, 3 March 2017, 3:45 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

At lunchtime today, 7 people poured their blood on the ground at the entrance to the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) in Thorndon, Wellington. More >>

New Zealand children: UN Committee "deeply concerned"

Monday, 10 October 2016, 1:19 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

UN Committee expresses deep concern about the enduring high prevalence of poverty among children and a range of other issues, and makes recommendations for improvement More >>

UN Committee on Rights of Child considers NZ's performance

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 4:27 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child - which monitors state party compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child (the Convention), the Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict (OPAC, also known as the Optional ... More >>

Welfare or warfare?

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 11:11 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Today is the start of the Global Days of Action on Military Spending, when the latest global military spending figures are released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). A public forum on government spending priorities - 'Welfare ... More >>

UN Committees assess New Zealand's human rights performance

Friday, 1 April 2016, 3:08 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

UN Committees assess New Zealand's human rights performance under the ICCPR and the ICESCR More >>

UN Human Rights Committee examines NZ's performance

Friday, 11 March 2016, 4:40 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

The UN Human Rights Committee, which monitors state party compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), will examine New Zealand's performance next week, during its 116th session in Geneva. This update has a brief overview of ... More >>

Committee Against Torture: Concluding Observations on NZ

Saturday, 16 May 2015, 10:43 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

The Concluding Observations of the UN Committee Against Torture (the Committee) were released overnight. The Committee is the body of 10 independent experts that monitors state party compliance with the provisions of the Convention against Torture and ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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