a OBSERVATÓRIO DA PAX: European Groups Support Global Campaign on Military Spending | Pax Christi International

terça-feira, 14 de abril de 2015

European Groups Support Global Campaign on Military Spending | Pax Christi International

European Groups Support Global Campaign on Military Spending | Pax Christi: “The world is over-armed and peace is under-funded.” - Ban Ki-moon

Statement on the Global Day Against Military Spending (GDAMS), 13 April 2015, part of the Global Campaign on Military Spending (GCOMS). The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of military spending and alternatives.

Across the EU, governments spend a total of 255 Billion euro on the military. This is grossly excessive and contributes to insecurity for many people around the world.

We call on EU Member States, the European Commission, and the European Parliament to:
  • reduce their reliance on military responses to security challenges, which are discredited 
  • invest in peacebuilding, development, curbing climate change or public services. ...

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