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Nuclear testing

Page | September 13, 2011 at 2:48

After Greenpeace protests at the test site, France ends its atmospheric nuclear testing programme in the South Pacific.

Founding

Page | December 20, 2006 at 4:21

In 1971, motivated by their vision of a green and peaceful world, a small crew set sail from Vancouver, Canada, in an old fishing boat. These activists, the founders of Greenpeace, believed a few individuals could make a difference.

The vital statistics

Page | February 10, 2007 at 0:42

Globally around 30,000 nuclear weapons are held by various countries. More than one thousand five hundred of them ready to launch at a moment's notice, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. On average, each of them has a destructive power thirty...

Peace in the Middle East

Page | April 18, 2006 at 20:06

Stability in the Middle East region remains elusive due to the lack of serious action and pressure for resuming the Middle East peace process on the part of key states.

Peace on the Korean Peninsula

Page | April 11, 2006 at 0:06

The North-East Asian nuclear situation often casts North Korea as a rogue player, however the situation is far more complex than it initially seems.

Marshall Islands takes on the nuclear-armed states, for all our sakes

Blog entry by Daniel Simons and Jen Maman | November 20, 2014

“The day the sun rose twice”. That's how 1 March 1954 was recorded in the history of Rongelap, a tiny atoll in the Pacific Ocean, part of the Marshall Islands. Early that morning, shortly after the sun rose in the east, a second sun...

Remember the unstoppable power of contagious courage

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | July 10, 2015

Thirty years ago, groups of individuals in New Zealand were preparing to leave their families, their jobs and their homes to set off in small boats across the Pacific Ocean into a nuclear weapons testing zone. They hoped that their...

Conference on Disarmament

Page | April 11, 2006 at 0:07

The Conference on Disarmament (CD) in Geneva now includes 66 states. It was established in 1979 as the world's sole multilateral disarmament negotiating forum and successfully negotiated the Chemical Weapons Convention (1992) and the...

The GA First Committee

Page | April 11, 2006 at 0:08

The problems of the world are too numerous to be discussed by the whole General Assembly of the United Nations. Therefore, the global agenda is divided into to six groups or clusters, which are discussed in six Main Committees. The First...

What's the damage?

Page | April 27, 2006 at 1:10

Populations and individuals around the world have been affected by the increase of radioactive materials in the global ecosystem. Cancers, birth defects, genetic damage, lowered immunity to diseases: these are only some of the potential effects...

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