Peacelinks

Contents:

International Peace Campaigns and - Organizations
Military pollution
Peace education
Peace Library and lists of  links
Peace Movemets
Peace News
Peace Reasearch
UN
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International Peace campaigns and - organizations:

Abolition 2000 is a of over 2000 organizations in more than 90 countries world wide working for a global treaty to eliminate nuclear weapons.  

CADU - Campaign Against Depleted Uranium

EarthAction
can help you to make your voice heard for the environment, peace, human rights and the elimination of extreme poverty.

The Federation of American Scientists
- Endorsed by the nearly 60 Nobel Laureates in biology, chemistry, economics, medicine, and physics as sponsors, FAS is uniquely qualified to bring the scientific perspective to public policy.

Global Policy Forum monitors policy making at the United Nations, promotes accountability of global decisions, educates and mobilizes for global citizen participation, and advocates on vital issues of international peace and justice.- NGOs and Peacemaking - US Empire and Unilateralism
A very interesting site.

Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.
We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. 

The Hague Agenda for Peace and Justice for the 21st Century has emerged from an intensive democratic process of consultation among the members of the Hague Appeal for Peace Organizing and Coordinating Committees, and the hundreds of organizations and individuals that have actively participated in the Hague Appeal process. The Agenda represents what these civil society organizations and citizens consider to be some of the most important challenges facing humankind as it embarks upon a new millenium.

International Alert is a non-governmental organisation based in the UK. The organisation was set up in 1985 by human rights advocates including Martin Ennals, former Secretary General of Amnesty International. A committed defender of human rights, Martin Ennals was the founding Secretary General of International Alert.
The creation of the organisation was a response to the rise in violent conflict within countries and the
subsequent abuse of individual and collective human rights in conflict situations. Today there is an ever more pressing need for conflict resolution and peacebuilding efforts.


The International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA) - Lawyers from all over the world have joined together with the common cause of influencing governmental policy toward the total abolition of nuclear weapons and keeping nuclear disarmament a fundamental issue on the international political agenda.
Nuclear Weapons are illegal. The use -or threat of use- of nuclear weapons is generally contrary to the rules of international law applicable in armed conflict. This was the finding of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Advisory Opinion presented to the General Assembly of the United Nations on 8 July 1996. The Court could not decide whether this finding applied to extreme cases of self-defense in which the very survival of a state is at stake. But it said that all states are under a legal obligation to pursue in good faith and bring to a conclusion negotiations leading to nuclear disarmament in all its aspects under a strict and effective international control. 

International Campagne To Ban Landmines - The ICBL calls for: An international ban on the use, production, stockpiling, and sale, transfer, or export of antipersonnel landmines

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). With IHL database: 91 treaties and texts, commentaries on the four Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols, an up-to-date list of signatures, ratifications relating to IHL treaties and full text of reservations.

ICC International Criminal Court - The International Criminal Court (ICC) was established by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court on 17 July 1998, when 120 States participating in the "United Nations Diplomatic Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court" adopted the Statute. This is the first ever permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to promote the rule of law and ensure that the gravest international crimes do not go unpunished.

International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR)

Institute for Global Communications (IGC) 
Beginning in 1987, the Institute for Global Communications (IGC) played a formative role in bringing advanced communications technologies to grassroots organizations worldwide working for peace, human rights, environmental sustainability, women's rights, conflict resolution and worker rights. Our flagship global computer networks -- PeaceNet, EcoNet, WomensNet, ConflictNet, LaborNet and AntiRacismNet -- became trademark names in the struggle for democratic use of the media and the world's communications infrastructure. At its peak in 1998, IGC had over 35 full-time staff members.

The International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW)
IPPNW is a non-partisan, global federation of national medical organizations in 58 countries dedicated to research, education, and advocacy relevant to the prevention of nuclear war. To this end, IPPNW seeks to prevent all wars, to promote non-violent conflict resolution, and to minimize the effects of war and preparations for war on health, development, and the environment.

International Peace Bureau
Current IPB programmes include:
Nuclear Disarmament, Inhumane weapons, Conflicts, Women and Peace
Other issues in which IPB have an involvement but are less active include:
Conventional Arms Trade and Conversion, Human Rights, UN Reform, War Crimes/Criminal Court, Militarism and the Environment, Peace Education, Chemical and Biological Weapons, Military Spending.

International Peace Resource Center (IPRC)

Lawyers' Committee for Human Rights

The Mayors for Peace
The Mayors for Peace is designed to build solidarity and facilitate coordination among the cities that support the Program to Promote the Solidarity of Cities toward the Total Abolition of Nuclear Weapons. Its primary goal is to work internationally to raise consciousness regarding nuclear weapons abolition. It is also formally committed to pursuing lasting world peace by working to address starvation, poverty, refugee welfare, human rights abuses, environmental destruction, and other problems that threaten peaceful coexistence.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international humanitarian aid organisation that provides emergency medical assistance to populations in danger in more than 80 countries.

The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - issues of violence, weapons of mass destruction, international law, the constructive uses of science and technology, education and youth empowerment

The NGO Committee on Disarmament (New York)
This is the homepage for the NGO Committee on Disarmament, the principal service organization for Non-Governmental Organizations (research institutes, activist/advocacy groups, volunteer organizations, professional associations) involved with disarmament in the United Nations context. We provide open channels for communication between citizens' groups, governments and UN-related bodies. This Website is intended to link issues, networks and activist campaigns.

Nonviolence International (NI) assists individuals, organizations, and governments striving to utilize nonviolent methods to bring about changes reflecting the values of justice and human development on personal, social, economic, and political levels.

Nonviolence Upfront With Nonviolence.Org Upfront, we can continue our mission of featuring the best writing and analysis from a nonviolent viewpoint. The work continues...

Nuclear Free Local Authorities

Parliamentarians for Global Action PGA works to link individual legislators across borders and party lines, with the goal of strengthening their capacity to pursue international peace, social justice and development.

Pax Christi International -Pax Christi International is a non-profit, non-governmental Catholic peace movement working on a global scale on a wide variety of issues in the fields of human rights, security and disarmament, economic justice and ecology.

The Parliamentary Network for Nuclear Disarmament was formed in March 2001 to engage parliamentarians and other legislators in the disarmament process. As citizen representatives to government, parliamentarians are a vital link between civil society and national leaders.
The PNND is open to any parliamentarian to join and is free of charge.

The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO Preparatory Commission) is an international organization established by the States Signatories to the Treaty on 19 November 1996. It carries out the necessary preparations for the effective implementation of the Treaty, and prepares for the first session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Treaty.

Servas International - Servas is an international, non-governmental, interracial peace association run in over 100 countries by volunteers. Founded in 1949 by Bob Luitweiler as a peace movement, Servas International is a non-profit organisation working to build understanding, tolerance and world peace.
It operates through a network of Servas hosts around the world who are interested in opening their doors to travellers, and, ‘on the other side of the coin’, many open-minded travellers who want to get to know the heart of the countries they visit.

Servició Paz y Justicia en America Latina

Third World Network The Third World Network is an independent non-profit international network of organizations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, the Third World and North- South issues. 

Women's Environment & Development Organization (WEDO) WEDO is an international advocacy network that seeks to increase the power of women worldwide as policymakers in governance and in policymaking institutions, forums and processes, at all levels, to achieve economic and social justice, a peaceful and healthy planet and human rights for all.

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

World Congress for Peace convened in Wroclaw, Poland on 6 August 1948.
The first campaign organized by the WPC was to collect signatures worldwide on a petition demanding the abolition of atomic weapons.
Initiatives were likewise taken by the WPC to denounce the US decision on Star Wars.
Since 1991 the WPC has been waging a struggle against the New World Order.
In 1996, during its Congress in Mexico, the WPC was restructured

The World Social Forum is not an organisation, not a united front platform, but "…an open meeting place for reflective thinking, democratic debate of ideas, formulation of proposals, free exchange of experiences and inter-linking for effective action, by groups and movements of civil society that are opposed to neo- liberalism and to domination of the world by capital and any form of imperialism, and are committed to building a society centred on the human person". (From the WSF Charter of Principles).

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Military pollution:

Military Toxics Project - The mission of the Military Toxics Project is to unite activists, organizations, and communities in the struggle to clean up military pollution, safe-guard the transportation of hazardous materials, and to advance the development and implementation of preventative solutions to the toxic and radioactive pollution caused by military activities. MTP's mission is based on mutual respect and justice for all peoples, free from any form of discrimination or bias.

Argonne National Laboratory administers this web site for The U.S. DOE Office of Environmental Management. About depleted uranium.

 

Peace education

International

CGE - The Council for Global Education
You may be asking yourself: "What has to be done to truly make the world a better place?" CGE believes that education is the key and that each and every one of us plays an essential role in the education process.
The goal of CGE is to create a world where values such as peace, coexistence, reverence for all forms of life, and responsibility are the norm. Needed is a new education based on new goals for a new and enlightened century. To achieve this goal, CGE has developed a global education model founded upon: Universal Values, Global Understanding, Excellence in All Things, and Service to Humanity.
Furthermore, CGE believes that every person has a stake in the education process and we therefore encourage and facilitate ongoing dialogues, seminars, and training programs in which anyone who is interested in building a better world can participate.

Norbert's Bookmarks for a Better World

Education

Canada

Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace, and PEACE.CA, were incorporated as a nonprofit corporation under the Canada Corporation Act on September 23, 1997. The founding directors are Robert Stewart, C.A., C.M.C. (refer to Message from Robert Stewart and his Curriculum Vitae), Marion Stewart, and Mrs. Agnes Stewart.

Denmark

Fredsakademiet

Leksikon for det 21. århundrede

Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace, and PEACE.CA, were incorporated as a nonprofit corporation under the Canada Corporation Act on September 23, 1997. The founding directors are Robert Stewart, C.A., C.M.C. (refer to Message from Robert Stewart and his Curriculum Vitae), Marion Stewart, and Mrs. Agnes Stewart.

Germany

GandhiServe, a charitable foundation registered in Germany, aims to spread the ethics of nonviolence by disseminating information about and popularizing Mahatma Gandhi’s life and works.

Romania 

Transcend Peace University (TPU). TRANSCEND Peace University Global Center in Cluj, Romania.
To work for peace is to work against violence; by analyzing its forms and causes, predicting in order to prevent, and then act preventively and curatively since peace relates to violence like health relates to illness. Particularly important is genocide, or massive category killing, across the fault-lines in human society: nature (between humans and their environment), gender, generation, race, class, exclusion, nation, state. Whether as direct violence or as the indirect slow, grinding violence of social structures that do not deliver sufficient nutrition and health at the bottom of world society, enormous suffering, dukkha, is the effect.

US

Peace and Conflict - The Home of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution on the World-Wide Web

Partners for Peace is a non-profit organization which for over ten years has sought to educate the American public about key issues in the quest for peace and justice in the Middle East.

The Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) is a non-profit organization that was formed in 2001 as a result of a merger of the Consortium on Peace research, Education and Development (COPRED) and the Peace Studies Association (PSA). Both organizations provided leadership in the broadly defined field of peace, conflict and justice studies.
We are dedicated to bringing together academics, K-12 teachers and grassroots activists to explore alternatives to violence and share visions and strategies for social justice and social change.

 

Library and lists of links:

Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace, and PEACE.CA - Who's Who -Recognized Champions/Networks

Links from International Peace Bureau (IPB)

Norbert's Bookmarks for Active People - more than 30.000 links.

The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation peacelinks

Nuke websites by Perline - close to 300

PEOPLE IN ACTION for a Better World
Links to Initiatives, Associations and Information on the Internet

Peace and Conflict on the Web

Tidsskriftcentret.dk [Centre for Periodicals], a progressive online library situated in Copenhagen.
The library has its roots in the sixties as a publicly supported collection of the left wing and alternative press, with a reading room and public lending library.
Since the year 2000 our sole activity has been an online library, run by volunteers mostly librarians, and supported only by private funds and donations.
Though the texts on our website are in Danish, most of our materials and links are Anglo-American, and mostly you will find them listed by languages - Scandinavian/English or bilingual.

The WWW Virtual Library

Peace movement

Australia

Medical Association for Prevention of War - Australia
MAPW is the Australian Affiliate of
International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) Nobel Peace Prize recipient 1985

Belgian

Initiative of Sabra-Shatila Belgium

Cannada:

Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons- old

The Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (CNANW) was established in 1996 by representatives of national organizations that share the conviction that nuclear weapons are immoral and should be abolished. We believe that Canada should lead in working for their early abolition. CNANW's nineteen member organizations include faith communities, professional groups, peace and women's organizations -- all of whom work in various ways for nuclear abolition. We endorse the following statement:
"We believe that the use and threat of use of nuclear weapons are abhorrent and morally wrong. We call on the Government of Canada to work urgently with other nations to conclude a convention which will set out a binding timetable for the abolition of all nuclear weapons in the world."

Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade

Peacewire

Denmark:

Aalborg Fredsaktion

Aldrig mere krig

antikrig.dk

Arne Hansens Hjemmeside for flygtninge og positiv fred

ATTAC er en international bevægelse der ønsker demokratisk kontrol over finansmarkederne og deres institutioner.

Boykot Israel

Danmark for Fred

Digtere For Fred

Fred på nettet, Herunder Aldrig mere Krig, Kvindernes Internationale Liga for Fred, Kvinder for Fred,  Militærnægterforeningen og Samarbejdskkomiteen.

Frederikshavn Lokalradio

Fredsfonden

FredsVagten - Peace Guard

FN-forbundet

fredsministerium.dk

Græsrodsfonden

Hunested nej til krig

IBIS

Kunstnere for Fred

Kvinder for Fred

Kvinder i Sort

Den danske komité for fred og udvikling i Irak

Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke

Nej til Krig

Pax Christi Danmark

rabarber.dk

Stop Terrorkrigen

Studerende imod krigen

Tid til Fred - Aktiv om Krig

Valby og Sydvest mod krig

Vesterbro mod krig 

Århus mod Krig og Terror

France:

Le Mouvement de la Paix (French Peace Movement)

Germany:

Friedensbewegung info

Iceland:

Peace 2000

Israel / Palæstina / Middel East:

Ariga - The site is divided into two main sections -- Peace and Pleasure. Peace includes editorial articles about Israel and the Palestinians, resources such as a comprehensive listing of the human rights and peace groups operating in the country and a complete collection of significant treaties and historic documents relating to the peace process. Pleasure includes poetry and short stories, as well as various other "pleasures" including a Yiddish glossary, a Bible food cookbook, a small art gallery, and more. 
Ariga - Peace Links

Americans for Peace Now

Association in the service of the Palestinian Arab minority in Israel

The Association of Forty

Gush Shalom

Jewish Voice for Peace Through grassroots organizing, education, advocacy, and media, Jewish Voice for Peace works to achieve a lasting peace that recognizes the rights of both Israelis and Palestinians for security and self-determination. Join us in our efforts to promote a U.S. foreign policy based on peace, democracy, human rights, and respect for international law.
 

Middle East Children`s Alliance

PEACE NOW - the Israeli Peace Movement - was founded in 1978 by 348 reserve officers and soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces. The first and only mass peace movement in Israel, PEACE NOW rapidly became the single most important extra-parliamentary force for peace in the country, attracting hundreds of thousands to its mass rallies and activities.

The first and primary goal of PEACE NOW has been to press the Israeli government to seek peace - through negotiations and mutual compromise - with our Arab neighbors and the Palestinian people. Only peace will bring security to Israel and ensure the future of our people.

 

Japan:

Citizens' Nuclear Information Center - Japan

Hiroshima

Peace Declaration.
Every year on August 6, the city of Hiroshima holds a Peace Memorial Ceremony to pray for the peaceful repose of the victims, for the abolition of nuclear weapons, and for lasting world peace. During that ceremony, the mayor issues a Peace Declaration directed toward the world at large. As long as the need persists, Hiroshima's mayor will continue to issue these declarations calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons from the face of the earth. This is part of Hiroshima's effort to build a world of genuine and lasting world peace where no population will ever again experience the cruel devastation suffered by Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

Hiroshima peacesite

Nagatsuka Elementary School - Kids' 1000 cranes project '99"!

Welcome to the 1000 Cranes Projekt Homepage

 

Norway:

Norges Fredsråd

Russia:

Antinuclear campaign of the Socio-Ecological Union

South Africa:

The African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD)
The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) is an international civil-society organisation working throughout Africa to bring appropriate African solutions to the challenges posed by conflict on our continent. Recognised by the United Nations as a model for Africa, ACCORD's reputation continues to grow, and the knowledge and experience of the organisation is often called on from as far afield as East Timor, Cyprus and Sao Paolo. ACCORD was founded in 1991

Sweden:

Svenska Freds- & Skiljedomsföreningen

UK:

Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space

Nuclear Free Local Authorities began in Manchester with a declaration of the City Council on 5 November 1980 to work to eliminate the threat of nuclear weapons. The City declared itself a 'Nuclear Free Zone' and called on other local governments in the North West of England to do the same.

Stop the War Coalition. The aim of the Coalition should be very simple: to stop the war currently declared by the United States and its allies against ‘terrorism’. We condemn the attacks on New York and we feel the greatest compassion for those who lost their life on 11th September 2001. But any war will simply add to the numbers of innocent dead, cause untold suffering, political and economic instability on a global scale, increase racism and result in attacks on civil liberties. The aims of the campaign would be best expressed in the name Stop the War Coalition.

Trident Ploughshares 2000 supporters will endeavour to peacefully disarm the British Nuclear Trident submarine system.

US:

CEC The Center for Economic Conversion is a non-profit public benefit corporation founded in 1975. The organization's mission is to promote and facilitate the transfer of military resources to productive civilian uses and contribute to the process of building a sustainable and equitable peace-oriented economy.

Cities for Peace

A national coalition of local officials and concerned citizens working to express the will of their communities through civic resolutions regarding the proposed war in Iraq.

International A.N.S.W.E.R.

Mothers Alert Mothers' Alert is dedicated to providing:
* information on the links between increased radiation in the environment and health,
* opportunities for action on the most pressing environmental threats,
* information on the technology and science of alternative energy, medicine, and safe food systems.
* news about people who are making a difference.

Peace Action, the merger of SANE and The Freeze, has effectively mobilized for peace and disarmament for over forty years.
As the nation's largest grassroots peace group we get results: from the 1963 treaty to ban above ground nuclear testing, to the 1996 signing of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, from ending the war in Vietnam, to blocking weapons sales to human rights abusing countries.

Plutonium on the internet We invite you to explore the special sections of our enhanced web site for information on stopping the spread and reversing the growth of nuclear arms.

United for Peace and Justice began as a national campaign to bring together a broad range of organizations throughout the United States to help coordinate work against a U.S. war on Iraq. At an initial meeting in Washington, DC on October 25, 2002, more than 70 peace and justice organizations agreed to form United for Peace and Justice and coordinate efforts to oppose the war on Iraq.

Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation (VVAF)
is dedicated to global security through programs that support and promote justice and freedom, as well as reduce the worldwide threat posed by war and conflict. As veterans who understand the causes, conduct and consequences of war, we are committed to leaving a legacy of fairness for future generations here and abroad.

Washington Peace Center
In 1959, a group of activists led by Quaker Larry Scott began a vigil at Fort Detrick in Maryland to protest the development and testing of biological and chemical weapons there.  In 1961 the group moved into D.C. with a mission to expand their work, to include peace education through film showings, discussions and the publication of a local newspaper.  With the acquisition of office space at the Friends Meeting of Washington, in 1963 the group formally organized as the nonprofit Washington Peace Center

 

Former Yugoslavia:

Centre for Antiwar Action

 

Peace News:

The Alternative Information Center
(about Israeli)

antikrig.dk

CESD - The Centre for European Security and Disarmament (CESD) was established in 1993, evolving from the NATO Alerts Network (estab. 1987), and is based in Brussels.
The aim of the centre is to provide information and advice on topical defence, foreign and security policy questions that affect Europe, especially within European security institutions. CESD follows the developments within the following organisations and issue areas: NATO; the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT); Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) in the European Union; Comprehensive nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT); Conference on Disarmament (Geneva) negotiations; European Commission, Council and European Parliament; and missile defence.
CESD is regularly consulted by parliamentarians, journalists, officials, diplomats and NGOs on these matters and maintains a mailing list that extends well beyond the borders of Brussels. The Centre is also involved in a number of networks, including: Programme on European Nuclear Non-Proliferation (PENN), and is a founding member of the CFSP Contact Group in the European Parliament (dealing with security and defence issues). In 2001, the Centre sponsored the Missile Defence Discussion Forum, a monthly meeting at the European Parliament of EU, NATO and various officials and NGOs.

Institute for War and Peace Reporting, IWPR
The Institute for War & Peace Reporting strengthens local journalism in areas of conflict. By training reporters, facilitating dialogue and providing reliable information, it supports peace, democracy and development in societies undergoing crisis and change.

IPS - Inter Press Service, the world's leading provider of information on global issues, is backed by a network of journalists in more than 100 countries, with satellite communication links to 1,200 outlets.
IPS focuses its news coverage on the events and global processes affecting the economic, social and political development of peoples and nations.

Media Workers against war - Global source on the web for anti-war news, views and updates on the international peace movement - updated daily.

One World Online Home Page
OneWorld is the world's favourite and fastest-growing civil society network online, supporting people’s media to help co-create society.

Peace News is not a magazine about international politics as it is played out by power politicians behind closed doors. It is about change at the grassroots level, where individuals and groups are discovering and making use of the power they have. Peace News is an activist/campaigning magazine - written by, about, and for activists and campaigners.

PeaceZine  is a non-profit publication dedicated to the discussion of world peace. Peacezine is designed to be an open forum for ALL citizens of the world on World Peace. As such we are making available to everyone as many ways as possible to air your thoughts and ideas on this topic. The goal is to make everyone THINK about world peace and to open their minds to the possibilities.

World Watch Institute - Founded by Lester Brown in 1974, the Worldwatch Institute offers a unique blend of interdisciplinary research, global focus, and accessible writing that has made it a leading source of information on the interactions among key environmental, social, and economic trends. Our work revolves around the transition to an environmentally sustainable and socially just society—and how to achieve it.

World Views -  WorldViews gathers, organizes, and publicizes information and educational resource materials that deal with issues of peace and justice in world affairs. Our particular concern is with the emerging nations of Africa, Asia and Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East. WorldViews continues the work of Third World Resources, a non-profit organization that was established in 1984.

Z-NET WATCH An Alternative (and useful) Media Links Compendium

Peace reasearch

Denmark:

CensurNyt.dk

Dansk Center for Internationale Studier og Menneskerettigheder

Danish Institute
for International Studies, DIIS

Fredsakademiet

Europe

GRIP European Institute for Research and Information on Peace and Security Unfortunately, the main language of GRIP's Web Site is French.

Germany

GandhiServe, a charitable foundation registered in Germany, aims to spread the ethics of nonviolence by disseminating information about and popularizing Mahatma Gandhi’s life and works.

Peace and Conflict Studies - Institute of Sociology University of Muenster

Japan:

A-Bomb WWW Museum

Sweden:

SIPRI - The Swedish Parliament decided that the Institute be established on 1 July 1966 with the legal status of an independent foundation. All SIPRI research is based exclusively on open sources.

TFF: The Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research
TFF - analyses, ideas, links columns and debates.Find your global news and views on TNN. Buy publications and peace shares at TFF Store & Donations.
TFF's mission is peace: learning to handle conflicts with ever less violence against other human beings, other cultures and Nature.

UK:

The Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy was founded by Rebecca Johnson in 1995 to promote effective approaches to international security, disarmament and arms control. Engaging with governments and civil society, the Institute provides reporting, analysis and strategic thinking on a range of issues relevant to peace and security, with special emphasis on treaties and multilateral approaches.

IISS - The IISS is the primary source of accurate, objective information on international strategic issues for politicians and diplomats, foreign affairs analysts, international business, economists, the military, defence commentators, journalists, academics and the informed public.

INCORE - Conflict Data Service  - INCORE also produces a web based Conflict Data Service which provides current and historical information on all major on-going conflicts, theme sites on a variety of issues relevant to conflict, and information on conflict resolution institutions throughout the world.

The Oxford Research Group - Oxford Research Group (O.R.G.) is an independent team of researchers and support staff established in 1982 to develop effective methods for people to bring about positive change on issues of global and local security.

US:

Carter Center - The Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.

National Commission for Economic Conversion and Disarmament - The Peace and Security Program of the Institute for Policy Studies includes the Economic Coversion Project (ECP) dedicated to educating the public on the need and the means for an orderly transfer of military resources to civilian use.

United States Institute of Peace Research
The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan federal institution created by Congress to promote the prevention, management, and peaceful resolution of international conflicts. Established in 1984, the Institute meets its congressional mandate through an array of programs, including research grants, fellowships, professional training, education programs from high school through graduate school, conferences and workshops, library services, and publications. The Institute's Board of Directors is appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate.

World Watch Institute - Founded by Lester Brown in 1974, the Worldwatch Institute offers a unique blend of interdisciplinary research, global focus, and accessible writing that has made it a leading source of information on the interactions among key environmental, social, and economic trends. Our work revolves around the transition to an environmentally sustainable and socially just society—and how to achieve it.

World Views 

UN

United Nation

Important Un text

International Criminal Court

or: www.un.org/law/icc/index.html

Landmark General Assembly Docoments

The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO Preparatory Commission) is an international organization established by the States Signatories to the Treaty on 19 November 1996. It carries out the necessary preparations for the effective implementation of the Treaty, and prepares for the first session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Treaty.

Unesco 

UNESCO - the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization was born on November 16, 1945. For this specialized UN agency, it is not enough to build classrooms in devastated countries or to publish scientific breakthroughs. Education, Social and Natural Science, Culture and Communication are the means to a far more ambitious goal: to build peace in the minds of men. 
Today, UNESCO works as a laboratory of ideas and a standard-setter to forge universal agreements on emerging ethical issues. The Organization also serves as a clearinghouse – that disseminates and shares information and knowledge – while helping Member States to build their human and institutional capacities in diverse fields. In short, UNESCO promotes international co-operation among its 190* Member States and six Associate Members in the fields of education, science, culture and communication.
*As of October 2003
UNESCO works to create the conditions for true dialogue, based upon respect for commonly shared values and the dignity of each civilization and culture.
This role is critical, particularly in the face of terrorism, which constitutes an attack against humanity. The world urgently requires global visions of sustainable development based upon observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which lie at the heart of UNESCO’s mission and activities.
See also: 
- Culture of Peace

- International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World (2001-2010) 
- Non-Violence Education

UNICEF

The United Nations Scholars' Workstation, developed by the Yale University Library and the Social Science Statistical Laboratory

United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library

United Nations International Computing Centre (ICC)

UNIDR - United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research - link site

Abbreviations:

CCW or UNCW: UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (anti-personnel landmines ..)

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

CTBT: Chomprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty
(forbud mod atomprøvesprængning)

BWC: Biological Weapons Convention

 


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Denmark:

Fred.dk

Nej til krig

International:

United for Peace

War Resisters League

Peace.Protest.Net

IPB