The moment of ending a war widely viewed as a 20-year catastrophe, having spent $21 trillion on militarism during those 20 years, and the moment when the biggest Congressional question in the media is whether the United States can afford $3.5 trillion over 10 years for things other than wars, is hardly the moment to increase military spending, or even to maintain it at remotely its current level.
The September 2021 volunteer spotlight features Yurii Sheliazhenko from Kiev, Ukraine. Yurii is the executive secretary of the Ukrainian Pacifist Movement, a board member of the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection, and a new board member of World BEYOND War.
World BEYOND War was proud to launch a new four-part anti-war platform for the 2021 Canadian federal election alongside 40 groups in the Canada-Wide Peace and Justice Network.
Twenty years ago, in reaction to the horror of September 11th, the whole world rallied behind the US.
Basel Peace Office cordially invites you to join this special online event which will take place during UN Disarmament Week, 2021. It will be held as preparation for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in November 2021 and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference scheduled for January 2022.
The experts, leaders and youth campaigners speaking at the event will discuss key initiatives and United Nations processes on climate protection & stabilization, nuclear risk reduction & disarmament (including no-first-use), the connections between these issues, and the ways in which legislators and civil society can make an impact.
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