PAX, a partnership between IKV (Interchurch Peace Council) and Pax Christi, works on the basis of two central values of peace in conflict areas: human dignity and solidarity with peace activists and victims of war violence.
The war in Syria is entering a new phase, as Bashar al-Assad’s government forces, backed by Russia and Iran, are already claiming victory. While the rest of the world focusses on the fight against ISIS, the Assad regime continues its campaign to force civilians opposed to his government to surrender.
However, this “victory”will not bring stability, as it will make the displacement of millions of people permanent. Nor will hasty reconstruction, since so much of the population is left out.
Urgent Need for Independent International Inquiry on Yemen Joint NGO letter to Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council
Joint NGO letter to Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council
Handicap International, along with 27 other NGOs working together to provide assistance and protection for civilians affected by the conflict in Iraq, share the following concerns and recommendations in advance of the meeting of the coalition to counter ISIL in Washington, D.C.
CONSIDERATIONS FOR PROTECTING CIVILIANS AND ENSURING ACCESS TO ASSISTANCE DURING MILITARY OPERATIONS
In the coming months, the EU and Lebanon will agree on more detailed plans for the implementation of their partnership for the coming years. On the 17th of July, the EU-Lebanon Association Council will convene, following the agreement on new Partnership Priorities plus Compact and an Outline of a Single Support Framework. Whereas human rights are an essential element in the cooperation between the EU and Lebanon, plans for the implementation of the partnership focus on refugee management and security.
PAX means peace. PAX brings together people who have the courage to stand for peace. Together with people in conflict areas and concerned civilians worldwide, PAX works to build dignified, and peaceful societies across the globe.
PAX works with civilians and partners in areas of conflict to protect human security, to prevent and end armed violence, and to build peace with justice. PAX operates independently of political interests.