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Missed Opportunity To Slash Wasteful Military Spending

Thursday, 30 May 2024, 5:13 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

While there is a small decrease from the actual amount of military spending over the past year, it illustrates that the government remains stuck in the same old thinking about ‘security’. More >>

Global Military Spending Increase Threatens Humanity And The Planet

Monday, 22 April 2024, 12:45 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

SIPRI has estimated global military expenditure last year was at least $2,443 billion (USD, ±$4,150 billion NZD), an increase of 6.8% in real terms from 2022 and the steepest year-on-year increase since 2009. More >>

Nuclear Free And Independent Pacific Day 2024

Friday, 1 March 2024, 1:02 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Today, 1 March, is Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day, commemorated as Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day in the Marshall Islands - the 70th anniversary of the 'Bravo' nuclear bomb detonation by the United States close to the surface of Bikini Atoll, ... More >>

NGOs Raise NZ's Human Rights Performance At UN

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 10:29 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

“While there has been some progress on the recommendations of the last UPR, the NGO written submissions made in October 2023 highlighted ongoing human rights issues still requiring action. Since the coalition government took office in November there ... More >>

Election 2023: ‘Let’s Get Disarmament On The Agenda’ Resource

Wednesday, 4 October 2023, 3:31 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

This election, let’s get disarmament on the agenda with the help of the Election 2023 resource, which includes information on what good disarmament policy look like, what the political parties say about disarmament, some disarmament questions for ... More >>

Hiroshima And Nagasaki: Commemorative Events In Aotearoa New Zealand 2023

Thursday, 3 August 2023, 10:38 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

This year is the 78th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima (6 August) and of Nagasaki (9 August), which will be marked by commemorative events here and overseas. Below are the details of the online ‘Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki’ ... More >>

UN Committee Against Torture Releases Concluding Observations On New Zealand

Monday, 31 July 2023, 3:16 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

The UN Committee Against Torture (the Committee) released the advance unedited edition of its Concluding Observations on New Zealand (CAT/C/NZL/CO/7) over the weekend. The Committee is the body of 10 independent experts that monitors state party compliance ... More >>

UN Committee Against Torture Assesses NZ This Week

Monday, 17 July 2023, 1:33 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) this week, during its 77th ... More >>

Global Military Spending Increase: Militarism Will Cost Us The Earth

Monday, 24 April 2023, 10:40 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Despite the rapidly escalating climate emergency and humanitarian crises around the world, global military spending increased to its highest ever recorded level last year according to new figures released by the Stockholm International Peace ... More >>

Nuclear Free And Independent Pacific Day 2023

Wednesday, 1 March 2023, 11:26 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Today, 1 March, is Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day - the 69th anniversary of the 'Bravo' nuclear bomb detonation by the United States close to the surface of Bikini Atoll, in the Marshall Islands, which blasted out a crater more than 200 ... More >>

UN Committee On The Rights Of The Child: Multiple Concerns About New Zealand’s Performance On Children And Their Rights

Friday, 10 February 2023, 3:15 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Concluding Observations on New Zealand [1] were released overnight, raising multiple concerns about all aspects of children and young persons’ wellbeing, including - for the first time - specific paragraphs ... More >>

New Declaration On Explosive Weapons Welcome: Now Action Needed

Saturday, 19 November 2022, 1:34 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

18 November 2022 The Aotearoa New Zealand Network on Explosive Weapons welcomes the new international Declaration on explosive weapons which will be officially launched tonight at a high-level conference in Dublin, Ireland. The landmark agreement addresses ... More >>

NZ Remembers Hiroshima And Nagasaki, 4 - 9 August 2022

Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 12:59 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

This year is the 77th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima (6 August) and of Nagasaki (9 August), which will be marked by commemorative events here and overseas as it is each year. Below are the details of the ICAN Aotearoa New Zealand ... More >>

Military Spending Increases: Time To #BudgetForPeace

Friday, 20 May 2022, 2:08 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Military spending allocated in the 2022 Wellbeing Budget is $6,077,484,000 - an average of more than $116.8 million every week, and a 10.4% increase on actual spending in 2021. [1] This year’s increase illustrates yet again that the government remains ... More >>

As The World Burns, Global Military Spending Exceeds $2 Trillion

Monday, 25 April 2022, 5:22 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

As the world burns and sea levels rise, global military spending increased to more than $2 trillion (US) in 2021, according to figures released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today - the Global Day of Action on Military Spending. ... More >>

Nuclear Free And Independent Pacific Day 2022

Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 2:39 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Today, 1 March, is Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day - the 68th anniversary of the 'Bravo' nuclear bomb detonation by the United States close to the surface of Bikini Atoll, in the Marshall Islands, which blasted out a crater more than 200 ... More >>

Nuclear Free And Independent Pacific Day 2021

Monday, 1 March 2021, 1:15 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Today, 1 March, is Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day - the 67th anniversary of the 'Bravo' nuclear bomb detonation by the United States close to the surface of Bikini Atoll, in the Marshall Islands, which blasted out a crater more than 200 ... More >>

West Papua Solidarity In Aotearoa New Zealand On 1 December

Friday, 27 November 2020, 2:23 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Below are the details of the solidarity events around Aotearoa on Tuesday, 1 December - in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin - along with a brief summary of why 1 December is so important for the people of West Papua. West Papua has been ... More >>

Moruroa: 54th Anniversary Of First Nuclear Bomb Detonation

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 2:09 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Today is the 54th anniversary of France’s first nuclear bomb detonation in French Occupied Polynesia, the first in a total of 193 bomb “tests” at Mororua and Fangataufa from 1966 to 1996 which left a toxic radioactive legacy that continues to cause immense ... More >>

Welfare Or Warfare? Military Spending In Budget 2020

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 4:50 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Military spending in the 2020 ‘Rebuilding Together’ Budget is a total of $4,621,354,000* - that is an average of more than $88.8 million every week While this is a small decrease when compared with the record amount of military spending allocated in Budget ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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