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The less-told migration story and its humanitarian consequences

A new report from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada by Sonal Marwah, Program Officer at Project Ploughshares, MSF Canada’s Executive Director Stephen Cornish and MSF Canada Humanitarian Affairs Advisor Carol Devine looks at the human impact of our current global approach to migrants and refugees. Read more >

Seventy years after Hiroshima, it’s high time to ban the bomb
More than 45 years after the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty came into force, more than a quarter-century after the end of the Cold War, and seven decades after the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, some states still consider serious work toward nuclear abolition premature. More than 15,000 nuclear warheads remain in existence, many of which are tens of times more powerful than the ones that devastated Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Nearly 2,000 are on high-alert status, ready to be launched within minutes, thereby exacerbating the risk of their deliberate or accidental use. This situation must change. Read more >

Civil society statement on outer space security
Delivered by Cesar Jaramillo to the First Committee of the United Nations General.
Nearly six decades into the space age, it is increasingly clear that the precepts and underlying assumptions of existing space law fall short of addressing the drastically changed reality of outer space activities today. While there is widespread agreement to pursue measures that minimize the likelihood of unintentional interference with space assets during peaceful operations, we are greatly concerned that discussions related to space weaponization and the prevention of an arms race in outer space have yet to gain sufficient traction. Read more >

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Colombia takes historic step toward peace

Sept. 27 By Cesar Jaramillo at OpenCanada.org
If a half-century armed conflict can end at a negotiating table — and not on the battlefield — perhaps a solution can yet be found to other seemingly intractable conflicts around the world. More

We Need To Ban Nuclear Weapons (In Spite Of Canada)

By Cesar Jaramillo, Sept. 22 at Huffington Post Canada
Make no mistake: neither North Korea’s latest nuclear weapons test nor the recent high-stakes stalemate over Iran’s nuclear program are the root of nuclear insecurity. They are but symptoms of a nuclear disarmament regime in a severe state of disrepair. More

Promoting and broadening the governance of forced migrants

By Sonal Marwah Sept. 19
Mobility is a defining characteristic of our time. Worldwide, there are 244-million international migrants—persons  living in a country other than the one they were born in—who have migrated for complex reasons, including a search for safety and a better life and reunion with family.  More

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