Disarmament for Sustainable Development
Pax Christi International is joining the Disarmament for Sustainable Development Campaign initiated by the International Peace Bureau (IPB). The aim of this initiative is to press for an end to the over-funding of military establishments and for the creation of new funds to tackle human insecurity and common threats to the planet. In addition, the campaign supports all efforts to limit or eliminate weapons that impact negatively on communities in conflict zones.
The campaign further seeks to foster the creation of an international civil society alliance bringing together disarmament, peace, anti-poverty, environmental and development aid organisations working on disarmament for development. This work builds on the positions taken by member states (sometimes unanimously) at the UN general Assembly and in other fora, in favour of a substantial transfer of resources from the military to the social sector.
Fr. Paul Lansu of the Pax Christi International Secretariat is member of this initiative’s Steering Committee.
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