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[SHARE] Torres Strait Islander complaint against climate change inaction wins backing of UN legal experts

Dec 2020 - News

Click here to read the article. A landmark human rights complaint against the Australian Government by Torres Strait Islanders suffering the effects of climate change has received the backing of two prominent United Nations legal experts. [Quotation] https://www.abc.net.au/radio-australia/programs/pacificbeat/torres-hr-climate-pacific/12973974

[SHARE] A Bold Peace Offensive to Engage North Korea

Dec 2020 - News

Click here to read the article. Early next year, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is expected to present the new Joe Biden administration with a provocative housewarming gift, most likely a missile text. This aggressive conversation piece would seek to shift attention back to the Korea Peninsula and kickstart diplomacy on Pyongyang's preferred terms. [Quotation] http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/english_editorials/972169.html

[SHARE] Trump's perilous approach to Afghanistan

Dec 2020 - News

Click here to read the article. The US presidential transition has generated much uncertainty not only for the American public, but also for many of America’s allies and adversaries around the world. [Quotation] https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/trumps-perilous-approach-to-afghanistan/

Symposium: 'Examining Norms and Regulations for Emerging-Technology Weapons', 19 December

Nov 2020 - News

Toda Peace Institute Online Symposium “Examining Norms and Regulations for Emerging-Technology Weapons: From the Perspectives of Security, Human Rights and Humanitarian Considerations” Date: December 19 (Sat), 2020 Time: 14:00-16:30 (JST) (The symposium will be conducted in Japanese) オンライン・シンポジウム 先端技術兵器の規制を考える ―安全保障と人権・人道の観点から― 日時:12月19日 14:00-16:30 More information 

[SHARE] Managing Climate Risks in the Pacific Through Transformational Change

Nov 2020 - News

Click here to read the article. Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Adrian Orr, who is the grandson of a Cook Island migrant to New Zealand, highlighted the need for kaitiakitanga or guardianship in addressing climate change, when addressing the 2020 Pacific Ocean, Pacific Climate Change conference in October. Read more... [Quotation] https://www.sprep.org/news/managing-climate-risks-in-the-pacific-through-transformational-change