18-06-2020 The ethical committee of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund recommended this week to include significant policy improvements on issues that PAX has advocated for, including nuclear weapons, lethal autonomous weapons and controversial arms trade. In brief, it builds the norm against weapons causing indiscriminate harm and against the controversial arms trade.
16-06-2020 A message of solidarity from PAX
08-06-2020 PAX urged the United Nations Security Council, UN Member States and the UN Secretariat to take urgent, bold and practical steps to improve the protection of civilians in armed conflict.Protection of Civilians
04-06-2020 People suffer from conflicts even after the fighting is over. Toxic pollutants released in the fighting can have devastating and long-term effects. Conflict-related environmental damage can affect the soil and food we eat, the air that we breath and water we drink and use to grow crops.Humanitarian Disarmament
29-05-2020 PAX has once again been selected as a strategic partner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Together with Amnesty International Netherlands, ABAAD and DefendDefenders, the peace organisation submitted an application under the subsidy framework Power of Voices. The proposal ‘Strengthening Civil Courage’ has been highly rated and finishes in third place out of twenty selected proposals. The amount awarded to the alliance is not yet known. The new partnership starts in 2021 and lasts five years.
21-05-2020 PAX joins four Iraqi women to campaign for the right to demonstrate, non-violently and without fear of reprisal, once corona measures are lifted.Community Based Security and Citizens Rights, Middle East
14-05-2020 PAX calls on European foreign ministers to agree on concrete measures to show that Israeli annexation of parts of the Palestinian Occupied Territories in the West Bank will have consequences.Europe, Middle East
14-05-2020 Responsible investment policies at Dutch pension funds remain insufficient in spite of some progress. This is evident from a new study by the Fair Pension Guide, a collaboration between PAX and four other Dutch NGOs.Humanitarian Disarmament, The Netherlands
13-05-2020 Peace organization PAX participates in the 2020 Virtual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development as an official Forum partner. PAX was selected by the Forum to host the 'Bring Peacebuilding Home: Making the Case for Peacebuilding in Europe' session which will be taking place on Friday 15 May.Europe
23-04-2020 The COVID-19 crisis in Lebanon calls for immediate action, because the effects on the many refugees and the rest of the country are enormous. Research done by organizations gathered in the Refugee Protection Watch, including PAX, covers the impact of the crisis on the humanitarian situation, issues regarding discrimination against refugees, its impact on human rights and the work of civil society.Local Governance and Peacebuilding, Middle East