Democratic Republic of the Congo (1990-first combat deaths)

Ploughshares Africa, Archived Conflicts

…between Pygmy and Bantu militias in Tanganyika province, with 43 killed in two incidents. The Congolese government had warned in January that the former military commander of M23 had crossed over from Uganda accompanied by armed fighters. In February, clashes occurred between M23 rebels and the Congolese army. The army claimed that it killed 20 M23 rebels that month.

In March, violence intensified between the Kamuina Nsapu and government forces in Kasai-Central province. Also in March, two members of the UN Security Council DRC Sanctions Committee’s Group of Experts, Swedish-Chilean citizen Zaida Catalan and U.S. national Michael Sharp, were captured and later executed while on an investigative mission in the Kasaï Central province. The government showed a video of the…

States Parties NPT Reports: United States of America

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Nuclear Weapons

Third Session of the Preparatory Committee 2010 Review Conference of the States Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, May 8, 2009.

Statement by Rose Gottemoeller, Assistant Secretary of State for Verification, Compliance, and Implementation Department of State, “General Debate”, Third Session of the Preparatory Committee 2010 Review Conference of the States Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, May 5, 2009.

Statement by Ambassador Marguerita Ragsdale, Director, Office of Multilateral Nuclear and Security Affairs Department of State, “Specific Issue – Other provisions of the Treaty, including Article X”, Third Session of the Preparatory Committee 2010 Review Conference of the States Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, May 11, 2009.

Just Peacemaking: Canadian Church Perspectives and Contributions

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Defence & Human Security

…College, Peace and Conflict Studies professor, Project Ploughshares board member Sheila Havard, Canadian Friends Service Committee, board member Paul Heidebrecht, Mennonite Central Committee–Ottawa, Director Jean Herzog, Alternatives to Violence Project, National Recorder Michael Ingham, Anglican Church of Canada, Bishop, Diocese of New Westminster Robert Kelly, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, Professor of Systematic Theology Joy Kennedy, United Church of Canada, Poverty, Wealth & Ecology Program Coordinator Liz Monteiro, The Waterloo Region Record, reporter Peter Noteboom, Canadian Council of Churches, Associate Secretary for the Commission on Justice and Peace David Pfrimmer, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, Principal–Dean John Siebert, Project Ploughshares, Executive Director Glen Stassen, Fuller Theological Seminary, Professor of Christian Ethics Derek Suderman, Conrad Grebel University College, Religious Studies professor Robert Suderman, Mennonite Church…

An Unequivocal Landmark: The 2000 Review of the Non-Proliferation Treaty

Tasneem Jamal

…element of the conference, eclipsing the NAM. The NWS would have to deal with the NAC.

 

8. NWS Negotiates With NAC

8.1 Main Committee I, dealing with the Article VI disarmament issues,* became the centre of attention. This committee was headed by Ambassador Camillo Reyes Rodriguez of Colombia, who had chaired the Third PrepCom and produced a 61-page final paper which, while not going as far as the NAM desired, went well beyond what the Western NWS would accept.

(*It is customary for NPT conferences to break into three main committees. Main Committee II, headed by Adam Kobieracki of Poland dealt principally with safeguards issues. Main Committee III, headed by Amb. Markku Reimaa of Finland dealt with the peaceful…

Somalia (1988 – first combat deaths)

Ploughshares Africa, Armed Conflicts

reports, more than 400 people, most civilian, were killed. In January, the United Nations agreed to send a peacebuilding mission and recognized the government in Somalia.

2000 Although a new Somali government was created in Djibouti, fighting among rival clans continued in central and southern Somalia, especially Mogadishu. At least 200 people, including local humanitarian workers, were killed.

1999 Inter-clan fighting continued, mainly in central and southern Somalia. While more than 100 people were killed, the number of dead was down from the previous year.

1998 Clan fighting was concentrated in certain regions.

Type of Conflict

Failed State State Control

Parties to the Conflict

Somali Government Actors:

1. The Federal Government of Somalia: The FGS was established in…

Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Tasneem Jamal

…Please know that you and your colleagues in the Government of Canada are supported by the prayers and good wishes of Canadians.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. M.L. Bailey Moderator Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ) in Canada

The Rev. Dr. Kenneth W. Bellous Executive Minister Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec

John Congram Moderator Presbyterian Church in Canada

Archbishop H. Derderian Primate Canadian Diocese of the Armenian Orthodox Church

The Rev. Messale Engeda Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church

Marvin Frey Executive Director Mennonite Central Committee Canada

Donald V. Kerr Commissioner The Salvation Army

Fr. Marcos Marcos St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church

Jim Moerman Reformed Church in America

Fr. Anthony Nikolic Polish National Catholic Church of Canada

The Most Rev. Michael G. Peers Primate…

Organization

Governance

The mandate of Project Ploughshares comes from The Canadian Council of Churches, which delegates the responsibility of formation and governance of the Governing Committee to its member churches and associated churches that have agreed to sponsor Project Ploughshares. The Canadian Council of Churches is the legal entity under which Project Ploughshares operates and, as such, the Governing Committee of Project Ploughshares is accountable to The Canadian Council of Churches for governing Project Ploughshares in the pursuit of the mandate received from the council. The Governing Committee of Project Ploughshares is made up of persons appointed by the sponsoring churches and members-at-large appointed by the Governing Committee.

Sponsoring Churches The Anglican Church of Canada Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and…

Current Annual Report

…Index 2017, the only report of its kind in the world. Organized panel discussion during UN General Assembly First Committee, in partnership with the Government of Canada. Delivered statement on outer space security to plenary of UN General Assembly First Committee on behalf of international civil society. Gave presentation on key outer space security trends before the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.

Go to the Space Security Page

Refugees and Forced Migration Joined with The Canadian Council of Churches, the Canadian Council for Refugees, and Amnesty International in partnering with an individual litigant and her children to ask the Federal Court to strike down the Safe Third Country Agreement. Continued research and analysis on…

States Parties NPT Reports: China

Tasneem Jamal Asia, Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Reporting — Nuclear Weapons States

2009

Statement by the Chinese Delegation on the Issue of Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons at the Third Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2010 NPT Review Conference, New York, 7 May 2009.

Statement by the Chinese Delegation on the Issue of Security Assurances at the Third Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2010 NPT Review Conference, New York, 7 May, 2009.

Statement by H.E. Mr. Cheng Jingye, Head of the Chinese Delegation at the Third Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2010 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, New York, 4 May, 2009.

2008

Statement by H.E. Cheng Jingye,

States Parties NPT Reports: United Kingdom

Tasneem Jamal Europe, Nuclear Weapons

for the 2005 Review Conference on the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. 2002 NPT Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) 8 – 19 April 2002, New York.

Intervention by the United Kingdom in Cluster One As delivered by Ambassador David Broucher Head of Delegation. First Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2005 Review Conference on the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, 12 April 2002. 2002 NPT Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) 8 – 19 April 2002, New York.

Opening Statements, First Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2005 Review Conference on the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, April 9, 2005. United Kingdom: Ambassador Peter Jenkins. 2002 NPT Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) 8 – 19 April 2002, New York.