On this International Day of Refugees, we join millions of people who are victims of war, humanitarian disasters, colonialism or military occupation, persecution and the constant threat to their lives, who depart in search of refuge leaving their homes, countries and often families. The World Peace Council joins their demand for attention and commitment, responsibility and action in their protection, in guaranteeing their human rights and in promoting their physical and psychological integrity in the search for security and survival.

El Movimiento Cubano por la Paz y la Soberanía de los Pueblos (Movpaz), como organización de la sociedad civil cubana, se une a todo el pueblo de Cuba en respaldo a la Declaración del Gobierno Revolucionario Cubano, ante las declaraciones agresivas, amenazadoras e injerencistas del presidente de los Estados Unidos Donald Trump, que constituyen un retroceso en el proceso de normalización de las relaciones entre los dos países iniciado en diciembre del 2014.

On the day that ​mark the 50th anniversary of the Israeli military occupation, in 1967, of the Palestinian territories in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and West Jerusalem, and also in the Syrian Golan Heights, as part of the Egyptian Sinai and Lebanese Shebaa Farms, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) reaffirms its solidarity and determination in pursuing its historic intervention for the just cause of the Palestinian people.

We have received reports of the terrorist attacks on the Majlis, Iranian Parliament, in the heart of Tehran, and also in the grounds of Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum in Behesht-e Zahra cemetery in south Tehran. According to some reports, the Daesh (Islamic State) terrorist group has claimed responsibility for these murderous and inhumane acts. There are reports of several fatalities and injuries.

Given the announced continuation, in Rabat, Morocco, on June 5th, of the trial of a group of Sahrawi prisoners in Moroccan prisons — known as the Gdeim Izik group —, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) reaffirms its repudiation for this political trial, the demand for the release of these activists and its solidarity with the Sahrawi people.

On International Children's Day​, marked today, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation reaffirms its commitment to the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Rights of the Child, approved by the United Nations in 1959, which attributed them the right to equality, food, housing, health, free education, rest, social protection and priority care in case of catastrophe, special protection aimed at the physical, mental and social development, against abandonment and child labor, and to grow in a «a spirit of understanding, tolerance, friendship among peoples».

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