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UUA International Blog Archive
International Engagement & Building Peace
  • Chemical Weapons and the Efforts to Control and Destroy Them

    Toxic weapons made of chemicals are nothing new. They’ve been around for thousands of years as poisoned arrows, lethal smoke, or noxious fumes, but -- following their use-- they were eventually considered too cruel and unfair for ”civilized battle,” and efforts were made to ban...
    By Joanne Dufour | 4/25/2018
    Filed in: Disarmament
  • Sowing Seeds of Change at the United Nations

    The speech text below was presented as an introduction to a panel event sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office and the NGO Committee on Human Rights as part of the 62nd United Nations Commission on the Status of Women NGO forum. The event, entitled "...
    By JoAnne McClure | 4/20/2018
  • The Intergenerational Spring Seminar on Migration "When Crisis Calls" - What We Learned

    There are more people displaced from their homes due to war, violence, and natural disasters today than at any other time in history, even more than at the end of World War II. That was the first of many shocking things we learned when members of First Parish Bedford (MA) UU...
    By Jerald Ross | 4/17/2018
  • New Technology and Nuclear Weapon Risks

    The following is a summary of a paper delivered by a UN staff member to a meeting of Non-Governmental Organizations at the United Nations. The portions in italics were added by this blogger. One of the most important norms related to international peace and security created...
    By Joanne Dufour | 4/11/2018
    Filed in: Disarmament

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