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Home at last in Istanbul

Blog entry by Jen Maman | 4 June, 2013 7 comments

I have been living in Istanbul, in Taksim, for the last year and a half. This weekend I felt at home here for the first time. Against the tense backdrop and amidst the clouds of tear gas people are being exceptionally kind. A woman...

The last tree or the final straw?

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 1 June, 2013

Our office in Istanbul has been under siege. It is in the heart Taksim, an area in which a brutal police clampdown has been trying to end the peaceful protest over the planned destruction of the small, and historic, Gezi Park by Taksim...

Coming together to stop nuclear weapons

Blog entry by Jen Maman | 20 March, 2013

Earlier this month, more then 130 governments, UN agencies and the global Red Cross Movement met in Oslo at the invitation of the Norwegian government, to discuss the humanitarian, environmental and developmental consequences of...

It’s no secret: climate change is a threat to peace and security

Blog entry by Jen Maman | 21 February, 2013 9 comments

Last week, the UN Security Council met for a special session on the  ‘Security Dimensions of Climate Change’. You may have not heard about this. The meeting was held behind closed doors because some permanent members of the Council...

Ending the nuclear weapons age

Feature story | 15 February, 2013 at 12:00

The exact number of nuclear weapons situated across the world is shrouded in mystery, but whatever the number, North Korea's underground test this week is a grim reminder of the devastation and destruction these weapons could unleash.

EU needs to prove it deserves Nobel Peace prize

Blog entry by Jen Maman | 10 December, 2012

Today I watched, along with millions of others across the globe, the Noble Peace Prize being awarded to the European Union for its contribution to the "advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe." ...

War’s silent victim

Blog entry by Jen Maman, Peace Advisor | 6 November, 2012 3 comments

Today, 6th November, marks the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict. In the havoc and destruction spread by war, damage to the environment is almost always regarded as a...

Oil Wars

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 19 October, 2012 2 comments

When you hear politicians claim that the next war is “not about the oil,” rest assured: It’s about the oil. Although the revolts in the Middle East involve genuine disputes within the nations – Egypt, Libya, Syria – the superpowers...

Commitment to a sustainable peace

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 21 September, 2012 11 comments

What is peace? In a world at times ravaged by armed conflict, from Africa to Asia, is peace simply an absence of war? Or is there more to it than that? Today, on the International Day of Peace, it is important to reflect on some of...

No peace without a green peace

Blog entry by Jen Maman | 15 June, 2012 1 comment

Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Abadi once asked:   “If a country is not involved in a war, do the people of that country live in a green peace?” For me, as the Greenpeace Peace Advisor, that is a very personal question. And one I...

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