On April 14th, The United States, Britain, and France launched air strikes against Syria in retaliation for the suspected chemical weapons attack. The delegates to the EUFOR meeting held a silent circle in Turin's main square honoring the victims of war and making a stand for peace and nonviolence. They drafted and released the following statement in response to the air strikes:
IFOR's International Secretariat is looking for a new part time Administration and Communications Assistant to support IFORs global network of people working for a more peaceful and just world. Location is negotiable but the person will need to come to IFOR's administrative office in Utrecht regularly. If you are interested, please send a CV and cover letter to Adminposition@ifor.org. The application deadline is March 19th.
IFOR's Representatives to the United Nations in Geneva worked closely with the dedicated international observation program supported by several IFOR branches known as FOR Peace Presence, to describe ongoing attacks on conscientious objectors and human rights defenders in Colombia. On February 2, they submitted a statement to the United Nations Human Rights Council about the ongoing situation in Colombia.
The IFOR Secretariat joins FOR Peace Presence and IFOR members around the world in expressing alarm and concern regarding assissination attempt on members of the Peace Community of San José de Apartado, including German Graciano, Legal Representative.