Archive | September, 2014

A better way forward in a troubled world? Why radical diplomatic reform is imperative


If we are to avoid once more reaping the whirlwind generated by an over-reliance upon armed force, an entirely different approach will be required. Specifically, people everywhere will have to insist that diplomacy displace defence at the centre of international policy. Relative to the alternatives, diplomacy’s approach to the non-violent management of international relations through […]

The International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons is September 26th


As UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon observes, “Nuclear disarmament is one of the greatest legacies we can pass on to future generations.” This September 26th, 2014 marks the first observance of the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons as designated by the United Nations. In honour of this day, the UN will be […]

8th Annual Ottawa Peace Festival to kick-off Sunday September 21st


In cooperation with Ottawa civil society groups, Canadian Peace Initiative is holding its 8th Annual Ottawa Peace Festival from September 21st to October 2nd. The 12-day peace festival with 29 events celebrates the United Nations International Days of Peace and Nonviolence. The events include peace exhibits, film screenings, musical performances, public talks, peace awards, and […]