UN Disarmament Week

“The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was a defining moment for global efforts to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit arms trade: the Agenda included a specific target to significantly reduce illicit arms flows by 2030.” — UN Secretary-General’s report   The annual observance of Disarmament Week, which kicks off on the Read more about UN Disarmament Week[…]

Peacetime Spells Death for Colombia’s Activists

After signing a peace deal with its largest rebel group, the FARC, the country saw its homicide rate fall to the lowest point in decades. Now killings are on the rise. Relatives and friends carrying the coffin of Holmes Niscué, an indigenous leader killed on August 19, in the mountains near Tumaco, Colombia.CreditCreditFederico Rios Escobar Read more about Peacetime Spells Death for Colombia’s Activists[…]

Indigenous organizations are subjects to threats and intimidation after having rejected ENI-AGIP’s presence in their territories

  In 1988, the government of Ecuador granted the first concession for Block 10, located in the southern central part of the Ecuadorian Amazon, to a consortium made up of AGIP Petroleum (now controlled by ENI), ARCO Oriente INC, and Denison. Immediately, indigenous organizations have rejected the company’s presence in their territories : the Organization of Read more about Indigenous organizations are subjects to threats and intimidation after having rejected ENI-AGIP’s presence in their territories[…]

El Día Después – The hopes for a pacified and cohesive society

As Mexico is preparing for its general elections on July the 1st 2018, it is facing a wave of violence never seen before in the country. This is one of the largest elections in the country, With more than 3,400 political seats up for grabs in this election, including 100 seats for the country’s Senate Read more about El Día Después – The hopes for a pacified and cohesive society[…]