A new NATO Summit is to be held on June 29 and 30, in Madrid, taking place at a particularly serious moment, as witnessed by the situation that is currently being experienced in the Middle East, Europe, Africa or Asia.
Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) welcomes the important contribution to peace in Colombia represented by the victory in the presidential elections of Gustavo Petro, the candidate of the progressive
coalition Pacto Histórico.
Marking the World Refugee Day, which takes place on June 20, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) cannot fail to stress how serious has become the issue of refugees, displaced persons and migrants in the world.
According to the United Nations, the number of refugees and displaced persons is expected to have reached 100 million, following an unrelenting growth over the last decade.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) joins the Appeal Yes to Peace! No to War and to the Arms Race! promoted by personalities from the most diverse areas, and publicly presented on May 12, in Porto.
Responding affirmatively to this Appeal, the CPPC calls on organisations, associations, community groups and personalities that defend peace and share the principles, concerns and considerations expressed by these personalities, to do so as well.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) was represented at the X Congress of the Youth Union of Saguia el Hamra and Rio de Oro (UJSARIO), which took place from the May 20 to 23, in the refugee camps in Bojour, Tindouf , in Argelia.
On completing 20 years of existence of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) warmly salutes the Timorese people.
On May 20, 2002, the Timorese people achieved full independence and sovereignty after a hard and prolonged resistance and struggle for self-determination and affirmation of their cultural identity.
On the occasion of the 74th. anniversary of the Nakba – an Arabic word meaning “catastrophe”, with which the Palestinians name the expulsion from their lands at the time of the creation of the State of Israel, on May 15, 1948 –, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) salutes the Palestinian people's resistance against the Israeli occupation and oppression and reaffirms its solidarity with their just struggle for respect and fulfilment of their national rights.
It is with concern that the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation views the intention already expressed by the authorities of Finland and Sweden to join NATO, thus breaking with decades of neutral status and the search for peaceful coexistence with all its neighbouring countries, rejecting the logic of political-military blocs.
The Polisario Front has played a decisive role in the struggle against colonialism and for the recognition of the inalienable right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination and to a free, independent and sovereign homeland according to their will.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) hails Victory Day, May 9, the date on which World War II formally ended in Europe, with the surrender of what remained of the military forces of Nazi Germany. Seventy-seven years ago, after more than fifty million dead and thirty million wounded and maimed, the deadliest and most destructive war in all human history finally ended.
To mark this event today takes on added and particular significance, given the threats that Humanity faces in the current global context.