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Document Public Statement in Support of the Multilateral Negotiation of a Nuclear Weapons Ban in 2017
Submitted to the 2016 UN General Assembly First Committee by Faith Communities Concerned about the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons
Located in Resources / / WCC commissions and working groups / Commission of the Churches on International Affairs
Document Public statement on the importance of bringing the world’s new Arms Trade Treaty into effect
Public comment from the WCC general secretary on the importance of bringing the world’s new Arms Trade Treaty into effect, issued on 2 April.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements
Document Ratification of new START treaty
Statement on the ratification by the US Senate of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty between the United States and Russia
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements
Document Report of the XLV meeting of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs
Located in Resources / / Commission of the Churches on International Affairs / Commission on International Affairs - Policy
Document Shootings in Virginia, USA
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements
Document Speech at St Andrews, Presbyterian Church, Toronto
In a series of visits to the Toronto offices of WCC member churches in Canada, and in a lecture and panel discussion on the evening of Wednesday 14 March, the WCC general secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, explored contemporary hopes and challenges in the pursuit of Christian unity.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Speeches
Document Statement Against Military Action in Iraq
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Middle East
Document Statement on Iraq
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Middle East
Document Statement on nuclear disarmament, NATO policy and the churches
Located in Resources / / Peace and disarmament / Nuclear weapons
Document Statement on the need for a strong and effective arms trade treaty
The WCC affirms an arms trade treaty as a legal instrument that has three complementary tasks. It must prevent arms transfers to states where the government poses a threat to its own people or to other states. It must improve trade controls so that, where there is a high risk of re-export or diversion to organized criminals or armed groups, arms smuggling and black market sales are reduced or stopped. The ATT must also serve to protect communities and save lives.
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Bossey, February 2012