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1211, 1984

Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace

By |November 12, 1984|Categories: International Law, Peace|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace

Approved by General Assembly resolution 39/11 The General Assembly, Reaffirming that the principal aim of the United Nations is the maintenance of international peace and security, Bearing in mind the fundamental principles of international law set forth in the Charter of the United Nations, Expressing the will and the aspirations of all peoples to eradicate war from the life of mankind and, above all, to avert a world-wide nuclear catastrophe, Convinced that [...]

107, 1968

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)

By |July 1, 1968|Categories: International Law, Non-Proliferation, Nuclear Disarmament|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)

The States concluding this Treaty, hereinafter referred to as the Parties to the Treaty, Considering the devastation that would be visited upon all mankind by a nuclear war and the consequent need to make every effort to avert the danger of such a war and to take measures to safeguard the security of peoples, Believing that the proliferation of nuclear weapons would seriously enhance the danger of nuclear war, In conformity with [...]

404, 1967

The Words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Delivered at Riverside Church, New York City

By |April 4, 1967|Categories: Peace, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Delivered at Riverside Church, New York City

A time comes when silence is betrayal. Even when pressed by the demands of inner truth, men [sic] do not easily assume the task of opposing their government's policy, especially in time of war. Nor does the human spirit move without great difficulty against all the apathy of conformist thought within one's own bosom and in the surrounding world. Moreover, when the issues at hand seem as perplexing as they often do [...]

1012, 1948

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

By |December 10, 1948|Categories: Human Rights, International Law, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Preamble Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear [...]

1910, 1945

You and the Atomic Bomb

By |October 19, 1945|Categories: Nuclear Threat|Tags: , , |Comments Off on You and the Atomic Bomb

Considering how likely we all are to be blown to pieces by it within the next five years, the atomic bomb has not roused so much discussion as might have been expected. The newspapers have published numerous diagrams, not very helpful to the average man, of protons and neutrons doing their stuff, and there has been much reiteration of the useless statement that the bomb "ought to be put under international control." [...]

712, 0207

Seize This Moment for a Nuclear-Free World

By |December 7, 0207|Categories: Nuclear Abolition, Nuclear Disarmament|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Seize This Moment for a Nuclear-Free World

The welcome news that US intelligence agencies have disavowed earlier reports that Iran was hell-bent on making nuclear weapons has given the world a breather. Rational people can now fortify the case against the Bush Administration’s plans to unilaterally and pre-emptively attack Iran’s civilian nuclear facilities. It would be sheer folly to start yet another unauthorized war. Nevertheless, technology used to produce “peaceful” nuclear energy, an “inalienable right” guaranteed by the Non-Proliferation [...]

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