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10.11.2020

LGBTQ activist Sarah McBride becomes first transgender Senator in the USA

LGBTQ activist Sarah McBride becomes first transgender Senator in the USA

30-year-old Sarah McBride was elected to the state parliament of Delaware with a majority of 73 percent of the votes. The first transgender senator advocates a socially just health policy, paid sick leave and the rights of queer people. After her great electoral success, McBride published a thank you note… »

26.10.2020

Vladimir Putin: additional steps to de-escalate the situation in Europe in the wake of the termination of the INF Treaty

Vladimir Putin: additional steps to de-escalate the situation in Europe in the wake of the termination of the INF Treaty

In 1987, the United States and the Soviet Union came to an agreement to eliminate their stocks of intermediate-range and shorter-range (or “medium-range”) land-based missiles (which could carry nuclear warheads). In February 2019, the United States announced it was suspending compliance with it. This has opened up the possibility of… »

26.10.2020

The Dalai Lama welcomes entry into force of nuclear ban treaty

The Dalai Lama welcomes entry into force of nuclear ban treaty

The Dalai Lama joined campaigners around the world in celebrating the impending entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. As an avowed campaigner for the elimination of all nuclear weapons, I welcome the fact that the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has now… »

26.10.2020

METO statement on the impending Entry into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

METO statement on the impending Entry into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

The Middle East Treaty Organization (METO) extends its warmest congratulations to the governments of all those states that have ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), a treaty which prohibits the development, testing, production, acquisition, possession, stockpiling, use or threat of use of nuclear weapons.  Under the… »

15.10.2020

“Our Leaders Have Failed Us at Every COP So We’re Building Our Own”: Youth Hold Virtual COP

“Our Leaders Have Failed Us at Every COP So We’re Building Our Own”: Youth Hold Virtual COP

Two weeks of virtual climate talks mirroring the real COP, except run by young people, for young people Mock COP26 is being held between 19 November –  01 December 2020, in the same month that COP26 would have been held in Glasgow Between 19 November and 01… »

02.10.2020

Only one of every 15 mayoral candidates in Brazil’s capitals is a black woman

Only one of every 15 mayoral candidates in Brazil’s capitals is a black woman

“It confirms the predestined path of the black woman within the white hetero patriarchy”, says writer Bianca Santana Igor Carvalho / Translated by: Ítalo Piva Only 20 black women are running for mayor in Brazil’s 26 state capitals in 2020. In relation to the total number of candidates (317), they… »

21.09.2020

Malta ratifies UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

Malta ratifies UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

Malta has become the 45th state party to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It deposited its instrument of ratification on 21 September 2020 as world leaders met to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. The move also coincided with Malta’s Independence Day, which… »

21.09.2020

13 presidents past and present urge UK government to halt Julian Assange’s extradition proceedings and grant his immediate freedom

13 presidents past and present urge UK government to halt Julian Assange’s extradition proceedings and grant his immediate freedom

As Julian Assange fights US extradition at the Old Bailey in London, over one hundred eminent political figures, including 13 past and present heads of state, numerous ministers, members of parliament and diplomats, have today denounced the illegality of the proceedings and appealed for Assange’s immediate release. The 165 politicians… »

21.09.2020

Open Letter in Support of the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Open Letter in Support of the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

As the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons approaches its entry into force, with only six nations now required to ratify it in order to reach the trigger point of 50 states parties, ICAN today stepped up its pressure on non-nuclear weapons states who claim alleged protection from… »

05.09.2020

Majority of asylum seekers in need of international protection

Majority of asylum seekers in need of international protection

Majority of asylum seekers in need of international protection, according to Eurostat first instance asylum statistics More than two thirds of the 29,490 decisions issued by the Asylum Service on asylum applications in the first half of 2020 were positive, according to the latest statistics published by the European Commission’s statistical… »

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