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The Herald, Scotland –Agenda: It’s high time we took steps to cut hugely destructive world arms trade

For the last few years, peace groups in many countries have focused attention on worldwide military expenditure with a Global Day of Action, which took place this week. Hundreds of civil society groups draw attention to the way the world’s $1.75 trillion military spending fuels and worsens conflict, and undermines social spending. The UK has […]

South Africans should resist increased military spending

The Ceasefire Campaign once again joins hundreds of organizations representing literally millions world-wide commemorating the Global Day of Action on Military Spending. South Africa’s allocations to defense spending appear low in comparison to amounts allocated to education, social services, health and other more pressing needs.  However, this does not take into account the ongoing costs […]

‘Involve civil society in military budget’

Governments must give priority to strengthening national and international security through the promotion of human rights On the occasion of the Global Day of Action on Military Spending, the United Nations Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, Alfred de Zayas, calls upon all governments to proactively inform the public […]

GDAMS: In Italy, the Global Day of Action will take place on 25 April at the Arena for Peace and Disarmament

Giornata globale di azione contro le spese militari: in Italia sarà celebrata il 25 aprile all’Arena di Pace e Disarmo di Verona Praticamente immutate nel 2013 le spese militari mondiali: circa 1750 miliardi di dollari investiti in eserciti ed armamenti. Anche l’esperto delle Nazioni Unite Alfred De Zayas sottolinea come sia urgente che gli Stati […]