The Olympics should have been a time of peace, but the world was at war. There were 19 wars and 16 war-like conflicts in the world during the Olympic Games. Overall, there are 409 conflicts, of which 223 are violent.
To shine a light on conflicts and to endorse the peaceful ideals of Olympic Games the initiative Sports for Peace, who hosted at the London Olympics Muhammad Ali's farewell, presented the 'Olympic Ideal of Peace' light installation in the Santa Marta Favela in Rio.
The projections in the favelas served as a reminder of the Olympic ideals which were not brought to life in Rio de Janeiro, especially the Olympic ideal of laying down all arms: all over the world the killings went on, especially in Syria.
Ban Ki-moon, was elected as Secretary-General of the United Nations in October 2006. In this video he speaks about growing up in Korea when the UN helped his family escape the horrors of war, his role as Secretary-General, and his hope for the future.
Karaj is a California Bay Area songwriter with a taste for spare arrangements and insightful lyrics. Many of his original compositions are inspired by open spaces and western states. He performs his original songs along the Pacific coast and beyond, plus more by great songwriters near and far.
During the symposium 'Science and Diplomacy for Peace and Security: the CTBT@20' from 25 January to 4 February 2016 at the Vienna International Centre in Austria, IDN-InDepthNews (IDN), flagship ofthe International Press Syndicate (INPS), interviewed Dr. Lassia Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO). The interview focuses on what the CTBT is about, why it has not yet entered into force, and what the CTBTO is doing to overcome hurdles on way to its becoming a de jure global treaty.
At the 25th UN Conference on Disarmament Issues in Hiroshima 26-28 August 2015, International Press Syndicate interviewed Ambassador Kazutoshi Aikawa, Director-General, Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Science Department, Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on joint move with Kazakhstan to facilitate the entry into force of the CTBT, and planned nuclear disarmament initiatives.