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Peace and Disarmament

Hub | April 21, 2007 at 1:35

Make no mistake; nuclear weapons are a problem today. There are approximately 30,000 nuclear weapons in the world, belonging to nine countries.

Say no to war and yes to peace

Hub | April 11, 2006 at 0:08

NPT

Page | April 11, 2006 at 0:07

The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) came into force in 1970 and is the only legally-binding agreement where the nuclear weapons states promise to eliminate their nuclear arsenals.

Regional solutions

Page | April 18, 2006 at 19:59

It seems that the five nuclear powers, the US, Russian Federation, UK, France and China want to have their yellow cake and eat it too.

International solutions

Page | April 18, 2006 at 20:01

In addition to closing down nuclear test sites to delay nuclear explosions, blocking ships carrying nuclear weapons grade materials, and generally being a nuisance to the nuclear powers, we also work in a number of political arenas to help...

Home at last in Istanbul

Blog entry by Jen Maman | June 5, 2013

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...

Gezi Park: A historic defence of democracy

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | June 15, 2013

"Find out just what people will submit to and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong that will be imposed upon them." – Frederick Douglass, American ex-slave civil rights leader ============== The citizens of...

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.

Local solutions

Page | April 11, 2006 at 0:08

We believe greater peace, greater security, greater safety is possible. Reaching out across national boundaries Greenpeace is working with citizens and political leaders around the world to make this happen.

The last tree or the final straw?

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | June 2, 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...

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...

Saving the last Japanese dugongs

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | November 2, 2015

The home of the last few Japanese dugongs is about to be landfilled to make way for two airstrips - part of the expansion of a US military base on the island of Okinawa. But a movement nearly 18 years old is standing up to say NO.

No peace without a green peace

Blog entry by Jen Maman | June 19, 2012

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...

Iran Nuclear Crisis Needs ‘Disruptive Diplomacy’, Not Shock and Awe

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | April 16, 2012

Disruptive diplomacy may be the only way out of the Iran-Israel nuclear crisis, the only way to pierce the hegemony of hypocrisy dominating the power politics of nuclear weapons control, of those who have them, and of those who...

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...

Peace in a nuclear free Europe

Page | November 27, 2006 at 20:54

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) was established in 1949 following the end of WWII and is the world's largest military nuclear alliance.

With or without nukes - war is no game

Blog entry by Russel Norman | November 16, 2016

There are at least two undeniable existential threats to human civilisation - climate change and nuclear weapons. In the context of the first US military ship visit to NZ waters in 33 years happening right now, I want to reflect on...

Giving the street back to whom it belongs

Blog entry by Bernardo Camara | June 20, 2013

"The people finally woke up" … and they won't be going back to sleep. This phrase, heard from the four corners of Brazil this Monday, reflected a infectious sentiment felt everywhere. The hours past midnight saw thousands of people...

The beginning of the end for nuclear weapons

Blog entry by Jen Maman | September 21, 2017

"I have been waiting for this day for seven decades and I am overjoyed that it has finally arrived,” said Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow in July, when a new treaty banning nuclear weapons was agreed at the United Nations in New...

Ending the nuclear weapons age

Blog entry by Jen Maman and Aaron Gray-Block | February 19, 2013

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.

Coming together to stop nuclear weapons

Blog entry by Jen Maman | March 21, 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...

Commitment to a sustainable peace

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | September 24, 2012

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...

Divert excessive weapon spending to achieve clean energy future

Blog entry by Jen Maman | April 15, 2014

According to new figures released on Monday, last year a whopping  US$1747 billion was spent on armies across the world . Modest decreases in spending in austerity hit Western Europe and reduced spending in the US, which is still the...

War and Money

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | April 19, 2016

"Who is doing this? Who is killing us? This great evil. How did it steal into the world? We were a family. How did it break up and come apart?" – Private Witt's thoughts, The Thin Red Line, by Terrence Malick.  Records from the...

Where is the hope?

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | December 1, 2016

I’m not sure we can win with logic.  How do we reverse species loss, climate change, toxins, general overshoot of Earth’s generous habitats? We have the science, but humanity at the large scale does not appear to have the political...

War’s silent victim

Blog entry by Jen Maman, Peace Advisor | November 7, 2012

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...

Parihaka

Blog entry by Nick | January 21, 2009

Greenpeace At Parihaka Whaia te iti kahurangi Ki te tuohu koe, me he maunga teitei Pursue excellence Should you stumble, let it be to a lofty mountain This January Greenpeace was lucky enough to be at the annual Parihaka Peace...

The ship that sailed herself

Blog entry by EoinD | October 21, 2010

Did you hear about the time the Rainbow Warrior sailed herself through a French military blockade, with no captain in sight? Watch the video below. Manuel Pinto from our ship's department was there. Listening to him tell the story...

Thank you all

Blog entry by nick | December 22, 2009

2009 has been a hard year for everyone, and we wouldn't have made it without our supporters. We would like to thank you for sticking with us through the tough times, and hope you'll be staying with us in the future. You can read the...

Two bullets per person: the trillion dollar military spending club

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | April 20, 2012

What would you do with $1,738 billion (US dollars)? If you were told you had to spend it this year on making people safer, what would you spend it on?  $1, 738bn is how much was spent on the world’s military last year, according...

War on Iraq

Page | April 11, 2006 at 0:09

Greenpeace opposed the war on Iraq.

Greenpeace fly a 'NO WAR' over America's Cup yacht race

Image | February 15, 2003 at 0:00

AUCKLAND: Greenpeace fly a 'No War, Peace Now' banner over the beginning of the America's Cup yacht race to protest the invasion of Iraq.

Peace march in opposition to the US invasion

Image | March 20, 2003 at 0:00

Peace march in opposition to the US invasion of Iraq.

Greenpeace activists in front of the American consulate

Image | August 13, 2001 at 1:00

Greenpeace NZ activists at the American consulate as part of a global day of action in support of 15 Greenpeace activists appearing in a LA court over a protest at the Star Wars missile test at Vandenberg Air Force base.

Protest banner outside the US consulate in Auckland against Iraq war

Image | March 20, 2003 at 0:00

AUCKLAND: A banner hangs on the US consulate in Auckland in protest against the US invasion of Iraq

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