2023 PAX Dove Winners announcedSeptember 21, 2023
Peace organization PAX celebrates special peace initiatives and activists with the presentation of the PAX Doves Awards. The PAX Doves are awarded to people who take risks by providing direct assistance, writing articles, engaging in politics, or taking action.
Join the live ceremony for the Al-Moumin Award on Environmental Peacebuilding at PAXSeptember 11, 2023
On September 19 2023, PAX will receive the Al Moumin Award for Thought Leadership in Environmental Peacebuilding by the Environmental Peacebuilding Association (EnvPAX).
The Lundin trial beginsSeptember 4, 2023
On Tuesday 5 September, the Lundin war crimes trial opens at the Stockholm District Court. The Swedish prosecution will present th case against Ian Lundin, Alex Schneiter and Orrön Energy, the new name for Lundin Energy. Six prosecutors from Sweden’s National Unit Against Organized Crime are in charge of the prosecution. Their presentation of the […]
Environmental Disaster Averted in Yemen with FSO SAFER. Long term solutions needed.July 26, 2023
On July 25, 2023, the United Nations officially started the transfer of 1.14 million barrels of oil from the FSO SAFER, an aging oil tanker on the coast of conflict-struck Yemen.
PAX receives Al-Moumin Award for Environmental PeacebuildingJuly 20, 2023
PAX is proud to announce that it is jointly awarded the Al Moumin Award for Thought Leadership in Environmental Peacebuilding by the Environmental Peacebuilding Association(EnvPAX). PAX received the award for their ongoing leadership in monitoring, quantifying, and redressing the environmental impacts of war. Over the last decade, PAX has invested in building evidence to inform […]
A Preliminary Environmental Risk Assessment of the Kakhovka Dam FloodingJuly 13, 2023
The destruction of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant by Russian forces in southern Ukraine on June 6 has been labeled by many in the environmental and policy circles as an act of ecocide due to its wide-spread and long-term consequences for the environment, public health, livelihoods and the region’s future overall. A new Environmental and […]
Support Ukraine; do not supply cluster munitionsJuly 11, 2023
PAX has grave concerns about the US intention to supply artillery shells containing cluster munitions to Ukraine. Since the Russian invasion, Ukraine has been waging an intense war to defend itself against Russian aggression and recapture occupied territory. This requires the right means to expel the occupier, in line with international legal principles to protect […]
There must be an end to the inequality and occupation of PalestineJuly 5, 2023
The tragic events of the past few days in the West Bank, where Israel invaded a refugee camp in Jenin, once again demonstrate the importance of addressing the root causes. Without an end to the inequality and occupation of Palestinian territory by Israel, the cycle of violence will continue. There is also an important role […]
Fossil Fuel Industry adds Despair to South Sudanese Communities Facing Flood DisasterMay 23, 2023
A new analysis by PAX, with contributions from Utrecht University, demonstrates how severe flooding in South Sudan spawns environmental risks around its national oil infrastructure. The report uses satellite imagery and a hydrological model to identify how the increasing seasonal flood impacts can pose additional environmental health risks to civilians and their livelihoods from potential pollution sources.
Joint Open Letter to the UNHCR in LebanonMay 17, 2023
This open letter has been prepared in a coordinated effort by the below-signed civil society and non-governmental organizations with the aim of calling on UNHCR to increase cooperation and transparency with local organizations to adequately respond to the alarming deportations of Syrian refugees from Lebanon to Syria.