Pacific Perspective on Disarmament

Christchurch anti-nuclear campaigner Kate Dewes is the first New Zealander to be appointed to the UN’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters. “It is exciting,” she said in a Christchurch Press interview. “It is a real honour and a huge  responsibility. Issues from the Pacific often aren’t raised in a forum like that.” Dewes, 55, is the co-ordinator of the Peace Foundation Disarmament and Security Centre in Christchurch and a key player in the World Court Project, an international citizens’ network fighting for nuclear disarmament. She will attend her first UN session in New York next month.


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Chief Censor David Shanks Tackles the C-Word

Chief Censor David Shanks Tackles the C-Word

When David Shanks presents himself at international conferences, his peers recoil slightly, Charlotte Graham-McLay reports for The Guardian. “I’d introduce myself as, ‘Hi, I’m David from New Zealand. New Zealand’s chief censor,’”…