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  • The Stop Killer Robots campaign team at the The Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) in Geneva.

    Time is running out on killer robots

    26-11-2018 The UN in Geneva has decided to continue talks on killer robots in 2019. However PAX is concerned that diplomacy is moving at a glacial pace while technology is advancing rapidly .

    Humanitarian Disarmament
  • Cover of the report Crunch Time

    New PAX report on European positions on autonomous weapons

    21-11-2018 PAX launches ‘Crunch Time’ at the UN in Geneva today. The report provides an overview of the positions of European states on Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS), also known as ‘killer robots’. The report finds that there is a general agreement that there is a ‘red line’ beyond which increasing autonomy in weapons systems is no longer acceptable. European states also agree that there must be human control over the use of force and that there is a need to work towards concrete policy outcomes.

    Humanitarian Disarmament
  • PAX's Joris van de Sandt and JEP Vice President Xiomara Balanta Moreno

    PAX to work with peace tribunal on justice for victims in Colombia

    12-11-2018 In order to give the victims of the armed conflict in Colombia better access to the justice system, and to hear more of their testimonies, PAX and the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on aspects of transitional justice agreed to in the Colombian peace accord of 2016.

  • Photo: Fahd Sadi

    PAX calls to end the fighting in Yemen

    08-11-2018 Fully half of the people living in Yemen -- fourteen million men, women and children -- on the brink of famine. It’s time to act.

    Middle East
  • Protect the environment during armed conflict

    Protect the environment during armed conflict

    06-11-2018 People caught up in armed conflicts are not only threatened by violence – they also face dangers and insecurity due to water scarcity, life-threatening pollutants or collapsing buildings. Governments should help protect people caught up in armed conflicts by doing more to protect their environment.

    Humanitarian Disarmament
  • Mining area in the Colombian region Cesar.

    Criminal investigation into mining multinational Drummond

    02-11-2018 On Tuesday October 30 Colombian authorities confirmed that they have started a criminal investigation into mining company Drummond over alleged financing of paramilitary forces. The investigation confirms the seriousness of the longstanding allegations and, at the same time, the need for truth and remedy for the many victims and their communities.

    Natural Resources, Conflict & Human Rights, Colombia
  • PAX promotes disarmament at the UN in New York

    PAX promotes disarmament at the UN

    22-10-2018 PAX is having a busy couple of weeks at the United Nations in New York. The UN General Assembly’s First Committee, which deals with all matters related to disarmament and global threats to peace, is holding its 73rd session. A number of PAX disarmament experts are there to engage with delegations on a variety subjects and UN resolutions that will be voted upon later this month.

  • Mark McManus, CEO of Prodeco, with members of the Asamblea Campesina, Estados Unidos, September 30, 2018

    Prodeco advances on peace and reconciliation

    18-10-2018 Mining company Prodeco is leading by example by taking concrete steps that contribute to peace in Colombia. At a recent commemoration of victims in Estados Unidos, close to Prodeco’s La Jagua mine, CEO Mark McManus clearly voiced the company’s commitment to regional peacebuilding. PAX is positive about the actions taken by Prodeco as they are key towards building trust and a reconciliation dialogue.

    Dealing with the Past, Natural Resources, Conflict & Human Rights, Colombia
  • The iconic ING bank´s lion kicking away a nuclear cruise missile: that image was projected onto the ING headquarters in Amsterdam.  Photo © Marten van Dijl / PAX

    ING, stop investing in nuclear weapons industry

    15-10-2018 The iconic ING bank´s lion kicking away a nuclear cruise missile: that image was projected Monday night onto the ING headquarters in Amsterdam. On Tuesday morning, anyone entering the building will be tested for nuclear radiation with a Geiger counter. With these stunts, PAX is launching a campaign to get the Dutch multinational bank to stop investing in producers of nuclear weapons.

    Humanitarian Disarmament
  • Nobel Peace Prize winners Dr. Dennis Mukwege and Nadia Murad. Photo of Dr Mukwege: Claude Truong-Ngoc/Wikimedia Commons

    Nobel Peace Prize condemns sexual violence

    05-10-2018 PAX congratulates Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for winning this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

    Gender, Peace & Security, Africa, Middle East