On 21 September, International Day of Peace, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) calls for commitment and mobilization in defense of the principles embodied in the United Nations Charter and the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic, such as sovereignty and the rights of peoples, the sovereign equality of states, the peaceful and negotiated settlement of international conflicts, the non-use of force or the threat of the use of force in international relations, the general simultaneous and controlled disarmament.
Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation
At the 80th anniversary of the beginning of World War II, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation recalls the brutal consequences of what was the most violent and bloody military conflict in history, triggered by Nazi Germany, fascist Italy and militaristic Japan, responsible for the loss of more than 50 million lives and tens of millions of injured.
It is with concern that the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) is following the path that the European Union (EU) has been treading in order to create conditions to criminalise solidarity with the Palestinian cause, while turning a blind eye on the illegalities and crimes of the Israeli regime against the Palestinian people.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) repudiates the worsening of the illegal US blockade against the people of Venezuela and its Bolivarian Revolution, announced by the US/ Donald Trump Administration.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) firmly repudiates the statements by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, which constitute a direct threat upon the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and an unacceptable interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign country.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) expresses its deep concern with the growing military tension in the Persian Gulf promoted by the United States of America, which brought back the threat of a new US war of aggression, this time against Iran, following the US President Donald Trump’s announcement, on May of last year, of withdrawing the US from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on production of nuclear energy by the Islamic Republic of Iran, signed in July of 2015, between the US, China, France, United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, and Iran.
This text was promoted by the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation, subscribed by Portuguese organizations, and sent, this August, to the Portuguese Authorities and the General Secretary of the United Nations.
FREEDOM FOR WESTERN SAHARA
END TO REPRESSION
Seventy-four years after the US nuclear bombings upon the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki — on August 6th and 9th of 1945 —, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) reaffirms the need and urgency to end this type of weapon.
At Children's Day, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) reaffirms its determination to continue its action for peace, cooperation and progress, which is essential for the consecration and full respect of children’s rights to a happy, healthy and full life.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation promoted in Lisbon, on June 6, a vibrant and participated public initiative in solidarity with the peoples of Latin America. Held in Lisbon the initiative counted with the participation of Ilda Figueiredo, chairperson of CPPC, of the ambassadors of Cuba and Venezuela, of a member of the Workers Party from Brazil and a Colombian refugee, among other participants from different Portuguese organizations.