2014 Archive News

You can now reserve your place at the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust’s (HMDT) free Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2015 workshop taking place at the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast on 2 October. The workshop is for anyone interested in marking HMD 2015 and is a great opportunity to discuss plans for events and activities on […]

We are delighted to announce that the Peace Day Campaign 2013 awareness raising efforts have been shortlisted for the CIPR PRide Awards 2014. The CIPR PRide Awards is the only UK-wide awards scheme that recognises excellence in public relations and communications work across Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and six English regions. Now in its 11th […]

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. To mark the 30th anniversary of the General Assembly Declaration on the Right of Peoples to […]

The UN is still ashamed over its failure to prevent the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said. He was addressing thousands of people in the capital, Kigali, as Rwanda began a week of official mourning to mark the 20th anniversary of the genocide. Many people were overcome by emotion during the […]

Ukraine’s president says he has reached a deal with the opposition to end the crisis, after all-night talks mediated by EU foreign ministers. Viktor Yanukovych’s statement said the deal would be signed later, but the opposition has not confirmed the claim. Protesters and police are still locked in a stand-off in Kiev, a day after […]

Fresh talks to resolve the crisis in South Sudan have opened in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, more than two weeks after a ceasefire was signed. Rebels agreed to continue the dialogue despite the government’s refusal to release four high-profile detainees. Both sides have accused each other of violating the ceasefire to end the conflict in […]

More than 200 civilians in South Sudan have drowned in a Nile ferry accident while fleeing fighting in town of Malakal, an army spokesman says. Philip Aguer confirmed the incident, which happened on Sunday. Some 355,000 people have been displaced by the fighting between the South Sudanese government and rebel forces, according to the UN. […]

The head of the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has called for an end to fighting in the country, and for peace talks to be given a chance. Hilde Johnson told the BBC the humanitarian situation was worsening. At least 1,000 people have died since fighting erupted last month between supporters of President Salva […]

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