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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 >>

UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Statement

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 10:01 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Below is the initial statement at the conclusion of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention's visit, released at a media conference in Wellington yesterday. More >>

Lectures by UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs

Friday, 28 March 2014, 5:41 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Here are the details of the public lectures by the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Angela Kane, who is visiting Aotearoa New Zealand from 3 to 10 April 2014 - these lectures are in Auckland on Thursday, 3 April, and in Wellington on Monday, ... More >>

Update: White poppies, visitors, Global Day of Action ...

Friday, 21 March 2014, 4:57 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

1) the 2014 White Poppies for Peace Appeal; 2) the 2014 Global Day of Action on Military Spending; 3) the visit of Native Hawaiian filmmaker Anne Keala Kelly; 4) the visit of the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Angela Kane; and 5) the consultation ... More >>

Waihopai Ploughshares: Crown drops damages claim

Wednesday, 5 February 2014, 12:43 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

The Crown has unexpectedly dropped its court action against Waihopai Ploughshares and is no longer suing them for $1.2 million damages, the alleged cost of their disarmament action at the Waihopai spy base. More >>

Preliminary analysis of NZ Universal Periodic Review Outcome

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 12:10 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

The draft Outcome Report of NZ’s second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) was released overnight, and it includes 155 recommendations made by UN member states. While the UPR process is not as rigorous as the consideration of the government’s human rights ... More >>

UN to examine NZ's human rights performance next week

Friday, 24 January 2014, 11:33 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Starting on Monday, 27 January, the government's overall performance on human rights will be examined for the second time through the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process. The UPR is a mechanism established in 2006 whereby the UN Human Rights Council ... More >>

UN: Seize the opportunity for action on killer robots

Thursday, 14 November 2013, 9:54 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Convention on Conventional Weapons to decide on taking up killer robots in 2014 (Geneva, 13 November 2013) – States should seize the opportunity to take international action to prevent the creation of fully autonomous robot weapons that, once activated, ... More >>

 

 

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