Global Campaign On Military Spending, Newsletter 5
In 10 days the 7th edition of the Global Day of Action on Military spending will begin. We are adding all the events that you are sending us. At the moment we have 60 events in 14 countries but we are still on time to fill up our map with more and more events. Here you can see all the planned actions.
We published on the website the International Statement on the occasion of the Global Day of Action on Military Spending 2017. You can read it here. In the statement we declare that the amount of Money that government would like to spend in military spending must be redirect in the crisis that we are challenging nowadays such as climate change, famine, refugees crises and poverty.
GCOMS International Infografics
On the website, the new infografics are available. They show the budget of military spending in comparison with the budget that we need to accomplish Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). You can download them in many format such as .png .jpeg and .pdf and if you want translate them in your language we can send you the Photoshop format. You could also use the same model to do your own national Infografics with the figures that you use to count the national budget of military spending.
GCOMS supports international ban of nuclear weapons
The past week started the Conference on a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons. The works will continue also between 15th June and 7 July. In 2016 the International Peace Bureau in partnership with Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament and the World Future Council published an handbook in which there are provides ideas, examples and resources for legislators and civil society in order to realize this aim. It focuses primarily on national/federal legislators, who decide on national budgets, but also includes resources for working with legislators at local and regional levels, and with other key institutions, such as banks and investment companies. Linked to this handbook UNFOLD ZERO and the Basel Peace Office and Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament submitted a Working paper to the UN prohibition treaty negotiations on prohibiting the financing of nuclear weapons production.
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We look forward to hearing from you soon!