09-10-2020 PAX congratulates World Food Programme (WFP) with the Nobel Peace Prize 2020. According to the Nobel Committee, the WFP not only contributes to the global fight against hunger, but also to stability and peace. "Acute hunger can often be traced back to armed conflict. Unintentionally, or on the contrary as a deliberate war strategy," says Anna Timmerman, general director of PAX. "The recognition of WFP's work will hopefully give an impulse to combating hunger as a war strategy.Protection of Civilians, The Netherlands
08-10-2020 In the past week the ‘frozen conflict’ between Armenia and Azerbaijan has escalated into heavy fighting. On Monday over 220 people were already reportedly killed, among whom reportedly also civilians. This death toll will only be increasing as long as the fighting continues.
02-10-2020 The Kuron Peace Village in South Sudan has been badly damaged by flooding. Peace Village employee Prisca Wani says, “The floods have been disastrous. Everything we worked for for sixteen years was destroyed in one day.” The Kuron Peace Village is a partner of PAX.Africa
23-09-2020 The rapidly growing use of deadly drones is profoundly shaping state and armed groups’ capacities to wage war. It could have significant regional security implications. In a new report, titled Violent Skies, peace organization PAX conducted research on the use of drones in the wars in Yemen and Ukraine. At least 40 different drones from 12 different countries have been deployed. It's time to control drones, according to PAX.Humanitarian Disarmament
22-09-2020 States should help pave the way towards credible accountability and redress for the people of Yemen by renewing and strengthening international investigations into war crimes, other serious violations of international humanitarian law, and grave human rights abuses during this 45th Session of the UN Human Rights Council), 24 organizations said today.Middle East
22-09-2020 The Colombian Peace Agreement was signed four years ago this Saturday, but not enough has been done to make it a success. On the contrary. Objectives are not met and violence is everywhere. So on September 26, the Colombian collective of civil society organisations Defendamos la Paz (Let us defend peace) presents ‘The world demands peace’. An international, virtual conference towards the implementation of the Colombian Peace Agreement.Natural Resources, Conflict & Human Rights, Colombia
18-09-2020 The Dutch government today announced that it will hold Syria responsible under international law for gross human rights violations, especially torture. Syria has been informed of the decision by a diplomatic note, which is a first step in a series of steps that may lead to a case in an international court. Syrian partners of PAX welcome the Dutch initiative as an important step on the long road towards justice and hope it sets a clear signal that the international community is determined to hold those responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria accountable.Middle East