08-04-2020 PAX and more than 190 organizations have called upon the United Nations Security Council to help realize a global ceasefire in order to combat the coronavirus. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for such a global ceasefire, and over 70 countries have already expressed their support. Now UN Member States must put words into action
07-04-2020 PAX and its partners in fifteen countries across the globe believe that international solidarity, respect for human rights and a focus on peacebuilding need to be at the core of a coordinated international response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
05-04-2020 The corona crisis has the world in its grip. This of course includes the areas where PAX is working.
31-03-2020 The corona crisis affects everything and everyone, including PAX’s peace work. Anna Timmerman, our General Director, on the consequences of the pandemic: “PAX members continue to fight for those living in conflict countries.”
31-03-2020 Dealing with the outbreak of coronavirus is hard enough in countries at peace. For hundreds of thousands of people living in north east Syria, fighting the pandemic is complicated by the fact that their water has been cut off.Natural Resources, Conflict & Human Rights, Middle East
27-03-2020 After eight human rights defenders were assassinated, and others have received death threats, Colombian activists fear that the health crisis caused by the coronavirus is being exploited by illegal armed groups.Natural Resources, Conflict & Human Rights, Colombia
24-03-2020 The environmental impact of wars, armed conflicts and military activities poses significant challenges to lives and livelihoods of affected communities and the natural resources they depend on.Humanitarian Disarmament
04-03-2020 PAX is seriously concerned about recent developments at the Greek borders and the EU's response.Europe, Middle East
04-03-2020 Friday march 6th European foreign ministers will meet for an emergency meeting on Idlib. Around a million people in Northwest Syria are on the run for the military offensive by the Assad regime supported by Russia. They are trapped because the Turkish border is closed.Middle East
27-02-2020 Universities around the world are at risk of contributing, intentionally or by accident, to the development of lethal autonomous weapons, also known as killer robots. In a new research project, PAX is starting a conversation with students, scientists and universities about how to deal with this risk.Humanitarian Disarmament