News tagged "United Nations"

United Nations: Pax Christi International welcomes new youth representative to UN team in New York

Pax Christi International has appointed a new UN youth representative at the UN in New York. Julia Maloof is a recent graduate from Johns Hopkins where she studied international development and sociology with a focus on global development research...

UN: Report back from the UN Security Council briefing on the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres delivered a statement decrying recent developments, including tension on the Korean Peninsula, the lack of trust between the United States and Russia, the attempts to undermine the agreement with Iran, the use of chemical weapons, and the increase in military budgets...

United Nations: Pax Christi International writes to UN Security Council members to ask for their support for nuclear disarmament

Pax Christi International has written letters to them to ask, as a member of the UN Security Council, to take advantage of this briefing to clearly and strongly reinforce the global norms against the use, possession and testing of all weapons of mass destruction, which includes the new UN treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons...

United Nations: New draft treaty to ban nuclear weapons released ahead of UN negotiations

A draft treaty to ban nuclear weapons is now ready for negotiations at the United Nations.  The draft “Convention on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons” would make it illegal to “develop, produce, manufacture or otherwise acquire”, to use nuclear weapons or to test them.  Negotiations begin at UN headquarters in New York on 15 June through 7 July 2017...

Germany: German bishop president of Pax Christi issues declaration calling for strengthening the UN, working for peace

On May 8, 2017, Bishop Heinz Josef Algermissen, president of Pax Christi Germany and bishop of the Diocese of Fulda, issued a declaration entitled "The policy of nonviolence," with the subtitle, "The World Peace Order and the United Nations"...

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