The International Mission in Solidarity with the Syrian people and Youth was held successfully by the World Peace Council (WPC) and the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) from 29-31 October in the Syrian capital Damascus. More than 90 delegates from 55 Youth and Peace Structures coming from 37 countries, participated in the mission expressing their full-hearted solidarity with the Syrian people.
Within the context of the World Peace Council solidarity mission to Syria, WPC Executive Committee Meeting was held in Damascus on October 27-28th. The final communiqué of the Executive Committee Meeting is as follows:
Communiqué of the Executive Committee of WPC
Damascus 27-28 October 2018
We are very pleased to inform you that the Canadian Peace Congress will convene its 2018 Convention on November 24-25, 2018 in Toronto, and we extend an open invitation to all our friends and supporters, and all those concerned war, peace, and the fate of our planet to join us!
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation commemorated September 21 the International Day of Peace, promoting several initiatives in several cities throughout the country, and by making public the text below.
September 21 – International Day of Peace
Let us broaden our action for peace, for disarmament, for solidarity
The First International Conference Against US/NATO Military Bases will be held in Dublin, Ireland, from November 16-18, 2018. It is organised by Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA) of Ireland and Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases, USA.
The Commitee against the war Milan on 21th September organized a mobilization in front of the prefecture of Milan to deliver a letter to the Italian government about the missile attack against Syria and for the Russian airplane that was shot down. Report Video: https://youtu.be/kKoBp1D2s8g
This is the letter:
“To His Excellency the Prefect of Milan,
with request to send it to
The President of The Council of ministers Giuseppe Conte
Once again this year, dozens of Portuguese organizations have gathered around CPPC’s call to keep alive and to renew the “Yes to Peace! No to NATO!” campaign – born at the time of the important mobilizations in Portugal against the NATO Summit in Lisbon, in 2010.
The campaign actions have involved a multitude of people that distributed thousands of leaflets and other documents all around the country, spreading among the people the need to struggle for peace and disarmament, against militarism and war, consequently the need to fight against NATO and for its dissolution.
Just a few days ahead of the NATO Summit, the World Peace Council organised a conference in Brussels on 7th of July, 2018, in the framework of its "No to NATO - Yes to Peace" campaign. Prior to the conference, WPC delegates from different peace organisations attended a public event organised by its affiliate in Belgium, INTAL, on the 6th of July.
On the 7th, after the conference, WPC delegates took part in the anti-NATO rally in Brussels, carrying their banners and shouting their slogans.
The Middle East Meeting of the WPC was successfully held from 22-24 June in Amman, Jordan.
The regional meeting of the WPC in Europe took place successfully in London, on 26 and 27 May, 2018. The meeting was hosted by the British Peace Assembly (BPA) more than 30 years after the last such occasion. The Meeting took place a significant venue, the Marx Memorial Library, 200 years from the birth of Karl Marx, whose works continue to inspire millions of peoples in the world.