Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation

CPPC

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http://www.cppc.pt/
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Portugal

On this September 21st, International Day of Peace, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) calls for the commitment and mobilisation in defence of peace and of the principles laid down in the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic and in the United Nations Charter, such as:

The sovereignty and rights of the peoples;

The sovereign equality of States;

The peaceful and negotiated solution of international conflicts;

Not resorting to force or to the threat of using force in international relations;

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) marks the 75th. anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and reaffirms the need and urgency to end nuclear weapons, calling for the signing and ratification of the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty.

At a time when we celebrate the end of the Helsinki Conference, which ended on August 1, 1975, with the signing of its Final Act by 35 countries, of which 33 were Europeans and included Canada and the United States, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) highlights its importance for security and cooperation and stresses and disseminates central aspects of its content.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC), following its stands in defence of the sovereignty of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and international law, considers very serious the precedent set by a UK court to recognise Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela, claiming the need to comply with the decision already taken by the British government on this subject.

It was three years ago - July 7, 2017 - that the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty was approved by 122 states participating in the United Nations conference called to establish a binding instrument that will lead to the elimination of this type of weapons so dangerous for Humanity.

For this reason, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation, together with other organisations, has launched a new petition "For Portugal to join the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty - Defending peace is defending life", which is gathering subscriptions throughout the country.

At the time when the current Israeli government has announced plans, on July 1, to carry out a new annexation of Palestinian territories in the West Bank, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) once again denounces and condemns these plans of annexation, recalling that the serious situation of the Palestinians is due to the illegal Zionist occupation of their territory and the international support of the United States of America, who support Israel militarily and economically and provide political and diplomatic coverage for its crimes.

«We the peoples of United Nations determined:
To save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind;
To reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small;
To establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained;
To promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom;

The 15th of May marks 72 years since the Nakba, an Arabic term for the massive expulsion of the Palestinian population when the State of Israel was created, on the 15th of May 1948. This term, whose translation into English is Catastrophe, contains suffering of a people expelled from their land, deprived of their country and subject to all kinds of violence - from arbitrary arrests to murders, from massacres to humiliating segregation.

Open letter “Stop War and aggression! Immediate end to sanctions and blockades!” sent by a group of Portuguese organizations to the United Nations.

To the United Nations

Mr. António Guterres
Secretary-General of the United Nations

The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the economic and social situation requires the convergence of wills and efforts at the international level, so that these can be overcome, with due respect for the rights and sovereignty of peoples from all over the world.

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