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Peaceful international relations

Conflict-driven hunger is getting worse, according to a snapshot of the eight places in the world with the highest number of people in need of emergency food support, and the link between them is “all too persistent and deadly” according to a new report delivered to the UN Security Council. The new report released by...
Friends of the Earth International’s People Power Now manifesto sets out positive measures that will accelerate the transition towards a climate just world. In 2018, climate change made its presence felt in every corner of the world – and people are looking for solutions. People Power Now is Friends of the Earth...
Wir sind so lange nicht in der Lage uns ein ernsthaftes neues ökonomisches Paradigma für die Verwaltung der gemeinsamen Ressourcen der Erde vorzustellen, bis wir nicht zuerst die Notwendigkeit einer psychosozialen Transformation in unserem Bewusstsein erfassen. Wobei die Erweiterung des Bewusstseins der...
A long standing proposal for the creation of a UN Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) is slowly gathering momentum, writes Thalif Deen for Inter Press Service.  The 751-member European Parliament (EP) in Strasbourg has called on the European Union (EU) to extend its support for the establishment of the proposed new body —...
"Despite the obvious correlation between Western-sustained wars and the EU’s refugee crisis, no moral awakening is yet to be realized." By Ramzy Baroud.  On June 11, Italy’s new Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, blocked the Aquarius rescue ship, carrying 629 refugees and economic migrants, from docking at its...
According to the latest report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), in total, countries around the world spent $ 1.739 billion on arms in 2017. Although there was a marginal increase of 1.1 percent rise in real terms on 2016, the total global spending in 2017 is the highest since the end of...
Come possiamo creare la consapevolezza che la condivisione è la soluzione alla crisi planetaria, e la nostra speranza per recuperare un mondo diviso? Il nocciolo di questa domanda è il problema degli “ismi”, che sono l’intellettualizzazione del nostro auto-compiacimento che così giustifica e normalizza la sua...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) should change its priorities and finally let go of the outdated conditionalities of privatization, deregulation of markets, and "austerity" in social services, which in the past have engendered human rights violations, and instead make loans subject to a new set of conditions...
The following paper was submitted for a parallel event at the 17th Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), held in Portugal from 25-27 September 2017. Written by Victoria Gater and Sonja Scherndl.  STWR is a campaigning group based in London, founded by Mohammed Mesbahi in 2003, with consultative status at...
At the Asia-Europe People’s Forum (AEPF) of July 2016, the initiative was taken to draft a Global Charter for 'Universal Social Protection Rights'. These principles for universal social protection systems, by all and for all, are promoted as a reference for national and local movements organising their diverse social...
Against all odds, 122 countries agreed in July to ban nuclear weapons. At the heart of the United Nations treaty is an explicit ethical goal: to protect peoples of the world from the humanitarian catastrophe that would ensue if nuclear weapons were employed.  The United States lobbied hardest against this treaty,...
 'A sensible and effective foreign policy recognizes that our safety and welfare is bound up with the safety and welfare of others around the world.' By Sen. Bernie Sanders. The following speech was delivered on Thursday September 21, by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for the 58th Green Foundation Lecture at Westminster...
The moral and practical case for implementing a basic income guarantee is well made—but what are the prospects for finally achieving this inspiring idea of ‘freedom from want’ for every person on Earth?  In a unique investigation of the subject, Share The World’s Resources (STWR) founder Mohammed Mesbahi has set out...
Fifty years ago, at New York’s Riverside Church, Martin Luther King made a passionate plea for a more equal, more just, more peaceful and more dignified world. Calling for “a radical revolution of values”, King concluded: “We must rapidly begin … the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. ...
Prišel je čas, ko moramo v milijonskem številu demonstrirati, ne proti temu ali onemu, temveč na temelju volje do dobrega in sočutja, ki opredeljujeta, kdo v resnici smo. Kajti v slehernem človeškem srcu je vgrajena ljubezen in modrost celotnega človeštva - Mohammed Mesbahi S temi besedami se začne v slovenščino...