The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) salutes the 25th. anniversary of the Bolivarian Revolution, which began with the inauguration of President Hugo Chávez in 1999, opening a path of hope and of economic, social, cultural and political transformation at the service of the Venezuelan people, which was enshrined in the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) repudiates the recent and continuous bombings by the US and the United Kingdom against Yemen, which not only worsen the conditions of the already martyred Yemeni people, but also represent a new and dangerous step in the escalation of war in the Middle East.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) signed the letter that calls on States around the world to support South Africa's lawsuit that accuses Israel of violating the Genocide Convention, at the International Court of Justice.
The letter calls on States to present statements of support for the lawsuit initiated by South Africa – which can be done at any time – with the aim of denouncing, holding accountable and preventing Israel from continuing to commit crimes against the Palestinian people, including that of genocide as defined by the Genocide Convention.
Since Israel's aggression against the Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip and until January 26, 44 actions for peace in the Middle East and in solidarity with the Palestinian people took place in Portugal, promoted by the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC), by the General Confederation of Portuguese Workers – Intersindical Nacional (CGTP-IN), by the Movement for the Rights of the Palestinian People and for Peace in the Middle East (MPPM) and by the Noise Project – Youth Association, and joined by many other organisations.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation welcomes the adoption by the UN General Assembly of the resolution that reaffirms the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, including the right to their independent State of Palestine.
On the International Migrants Day, which is celebrated annually on December 18, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) in the year 2000, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) reminds all those who, pushed by situations of profound injustice and social inequality, of poverty and underdevelopment, due to the lack of prospects for a better life, but also due to the brutal consequences of war situations, as well as the imposition of violent economic blockades on their countries, find themselves forced to abandon their families and their countries.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation salutes the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of a resolution demanding an immediate humanitarian ceasefire.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) salutes the 75th. anniversary of the adoption, by the United Nations General Assembly, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is celebrated on December 10.
Also 75 years ago, in what became known as the Nakba, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were expelled from their homes, villages and lands, by Israeli militias and army. Since then, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have become refugees, prevented from returning to their lands.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) participated in the 47th European Conference of Solidarity and Support for the Sahrawi People (EUCOCO), which had as its motto "Independence is the only solution", which took place on December 1 and 2, in Toledo.
This Conference was attended by around 260 participants from various countries, who were divided into 4 working groups: "Natural Resources", "Politics and information", "Consolidation of the State"; and "Human Rights".
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation was present at the International Court against the Blockade of Cuba that took place at the European Parliament, in Brussels, on November 16 and 17.
This Court learnt of the hardships that the Cuban people face in various areas and the barriers that exist against Cuba’s cooperation with other countries, as a result of the criminal blockade imposed by the United States of America more than 60 years ago.