Conscientious Objectors Platform: The right to believe, to worship and witness

FORUM 18 NEWS SERVICE, Oslo, Norway   Turkey does not recognise the right to conscientious objection to military service, along with countries such as Azerbaijan, Belarus, Turkmenistan and – in practice – Armenia, Forum 18 News Service notes. Without recognition of this right – which is embedded in the right to freedom of religion or belief - and even lack of any regulations to address their situation, conscientious objectors find themselves in an unending cycle of prosecution – … [Read more...]

‘Women, Peace and Security’ ~ Michelle Bachelet speaks in Norway

Women, Peace and Security Remarks of Michelle Bachelet United Nations Under-Secretary-General Executive Director of UN Women at panel discussion on 'Women, Peace and Security'. Litteraturhuset Oslo, Norway, 14 October 2011. Ladies and Gentlemen, The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded last week to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, her compatriot Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen: three women who courageously and tirelessly promote peace and democracy. The Nobel … [Read more...]

NOBEL PRIZE DAY- December 10, 2010 *Special Feature incl. ALL Women Nobel Laureates.

    NOBEL PRIZE 2010 Celebrated December 10th!   As soon as they arrive in Oslo and Stockholm, the 2010 Nobel Laureates will participate in an extensive programme of events, including press conferences, receptions, Nobel Lectures, concerts and a royal banquet. On 10 December, the Laureates will receive their Nobel Prizes during Award Ceremonies that will be webcast live in full at Nobelprize.org. The evening ends with magnificent Nobel Banquets.   Margaret Ward reports from Beijing on the … [Read more...]

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