Under Stress: Space Security in 2017

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The annual assessment of the security of outer space released at the United Nations last week warns of mounting stress from a combination of rapid technology change and geopolitical tensions.  Space Security Index 2017 tracks developments and activities related to four indicators of the security of outer space – environmental sustainability, access to and use of space, technologies for space …

Legal challenge of Safe Third Country Agreement launched

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News Release: The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR), Amnesty International (AI) and the Canadian Council of Churches announced today that they are launching a legal challenge of the designation of the United States as a safe third country for refugees. “The US was never safe for all refugees, and is now even less safe,” said Loly Rico, President of the …

Cesar Jaramillo appointed Ploughshares Executive Director

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April 14, 2015 Project Ploughshares is pleased to announce the appointment of Cesar Jaramillo as Executive Director, effective July 1, 2015. Cesar has spent the past six years as Program Officer at Project Ploughshares, working on such program areas as nuclear disarmament, outer space security, and conventional weapons control. He graduated from the University of Waterloo with an MA in …

Project Ploughshares appoints new Chair

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MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                                  January 15, 2015 Click here for PDF version Dr. James Christie of Winnipeg became the Chair of Project Ploughshares on January 1, 2015. “It’s a privilege for me to join Project Ploughshares as Chair at this time,” said Christie. “Ploughshares is highly regarded as a leading Canadian civil society voice working for sustainable peace and disarmament. Changes …

Project Ploughshares to return to Conrad Grebel in Spring 2014

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September 26, 2013 For Immediate Release WATERLOO, ON –President Susan Schultz Huxman at Conrad Grebel University College and Executive Director of Project Ploughshares, John Siebert, are pleased to announce that the Ploughshares office will be moving back to Grebel in the Spring of 2014. After more than a decade of being located at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in …

United States Signs Historic Arms Trade Treaty – Canada Yet to Sign On

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Control Arms News release Click here for a PDF version of the news release  Sept 25, 2013 Ottawa – The Canadian members of the Control Arms Coalition today welcomed the United States decision to sign the Arms Trade Treaty, a global effort to reduce loss of life from the unregulated trade in weapons and ammunition. Oxfam Canada, Project Ploughshares, Amnesty …

Arms Trade Treaty adopted

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April 3,2013 For immediate release Project Ploughshares is celebrating the adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty at the UN in New York on April 2. The 193-nation UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved this first and only treaty on regulating the trade in conventional arms ranging from light weapons to jet fighters and warships. One hundred fifty-five votes were cast in …

States vote overwhelmingly for ground-breaking Arms Trade Treaty

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April 2, 2013 Control Arms For immediate release Governments called on to immediately start the signing and ratification process New York: Campaigners today say the vote for the first ever global treaty to regulate the international arms trade marks ‘an incredible moment’ signalling the dawn of a new era. The Control Arms coalition says the landmark vote sends a clear …