Scoop has an Ethical Paywall
Work smarter with a Pro licence Learn More

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Green candidate part of anti-nuclear campaign awarded Nobel

Green candidate part of anti-nuclear campaign awarded Nobel Peace Prize

The Green Party congratulates the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), a global coalition of NGOs that has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.

The Nobel Committee recognised ICAN for its work to achieve the international treaty to ban nuclear weapons, which opened for signature at the United Nations in September.

The Green Party's general election candidate for Palmerston North, Thomas Nash, co-founded Article 36, a London-based NGO that plays a key role in the leadership of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.

Greens candidate Thomas Nash says, “This Nobel Peace Prize is a recognition for the vision, courage and determination of so many campaigners and survivors around the world and I’m proud to have helped take it from a vision to a reality. The real prize is the treaty to ban nuclear weapons signed at the UN last month. It shows what people can do when they work together with a vision, belief and determination for a better world."

The Green Party is staunchly committed to nuclear disarmament and to a world based on principles of peace and non-violence. This Nobel Prize is a testament to the work of campaigners in Aotearoa NZ and the Pacific who have played a major role in the movement against nuclear weapons.

Green Party Spokesperson for Social Development, MP Jan Logie says, "Our Pacific Ocean and its peoples have suffered the terrible effects of nuclear explosions and today we acknowledge the survivors of nuclear weapons use and testing. This Nobel Prize honours them. It will boost the global efforts to eliminate nuclear weapons and we call on all states to sign and ratify the treaty without delay.

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading

Are you getting our free newsletter?

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.

“The Green Party aims high and we continue to set the standards, with our people, our policy and our principles. We had the highest calibre of candidates we have ever had and the news that a campaign propelled by one of our candidates has won the Nobel Peace Prize just cements that once and for all," says Ms Logie.

The Green Party congratulates ICAN Aotearoa NZ, the Wellington-based national campaign of the International Camapign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which worked locally to push the ban treaty process forward.

© Scoop Media

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On National Spreading Panic About The Economy


The lure for New Zealand to join the AUKUS military alliance is that membership of only its “second pillar” will still (supposedly) give us access to state of the art military technologies. As top US official Kurt Campbell said during his visit to Wellington a year ago:
...We've been gratified by how many countries want to join with us to work with cutting-edge technologies like in the cyber arena, hypersonics, you can go down a long list and it's great to hear that New Zealand is interested...
More


 
 


Government: Retiring Chief Of Navy Thanked For His Service

Defence Minister Judith Collins has thanked the Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral David Proctor, for his service as he retires from the Royal New Zealand Navy after 37 years. Rear Admiral Proctor will retire on 16 May to take up an employment opportunity in Australia... More


Labour: Grant Robertson To Retire From Parliament
Labour List MP and former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Grant Robertson will retire from Parliament next month, and later in the year take up the position of Vice Chancellor of the University of Otago... More

Government: Humanitarian Support For Gaza & West Bank

Winston Peters has announced NZ is providing a further $5M to respond to the extreme humanitarian need in Gaza and the West Bank. “The impact of the Israel-Hamas conflict on civilians is absolutely appalling," he said... More


Government: New High Court Judge Appointed

Judith Collins has announced the appointment of Wellington Barrister Jason Scott McHerron as a High Court Judge. Justice McHerron graduated from the University of Otago with a BA in English Literature in 1994 and an LLB in 1996... More

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels


 
 
 
 

Join Our Free Newsletter

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.