States participating in the Wassenaar Arrangement on arms exports have agreed on best practise guidelines for transporting small arms by air.
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour, marks Human Rights Day 2007 and launches a year-long campaign leading to the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
DI co-founder Dr. Widad attended the United Nations 62nd General Assembly to take part in the UN First Committee, as well as bilateral and multilateral meetings with government delegates.
The World Coalition against the Death Penalty reaching out to support the two Kurdish journalists Hasanpoor and Butimar, both of whom are at risk of execution in Iran. Defend International marks the world Day against the death penalty and urges its members and friends to support the momentum to end capital punishment.
Although the Kurdish journalists Hasanpour & Butimar are in critical health condition, they have decided to continue their hunger strike. Defend International calls on the authorities to respect their rights and agree to save their lives immediately.