A number of Abolition 2000 member organisations have written about the North Korea’s third nuclear weapons test, conducted on 12 February 2013. These include statements from Gensuikyo, Reaching Critical Will (WILPF), and IKV Pax Christi, in addition the U.S. Working Group for Peace & Demilitarization in Asia and the Pacific issued a statement as well. Text can be found after the jump.
Claim Your Voice, Ban the Bomb
If you feel threatened by the existence of still more than 20 000 nuclear weapons around the world and want to take it in your own hands to see them banned – this project is made for you! All you need to do is to get together a group of 2-4 motivated people between 16 and 25 who are willing to work on the subject of nuclear abolishion and are full of motivation and ideas. BANg and ICAN will give you the space to develop your own projects. Come and profit from the knowledge and know-how of experts and experienced campaigners! Become part of the movement and get involved in the fight against nuclear weapons! Bring in your own ideas and make them come to reality! Talk with diplomats, politicians and experts and let them know what you think!
The project will last a whole year (January – December 2013) and will include a training and action week at the conference of humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons in Oslo from February 27th to March 6th 2013. For more detailed information, please have a look at the website: http://bang-europe.org/claimyourvoice
BANg and ICAN are looking forward to work together with you!
!!! APPLICATION DEADLINE: 21 DECEMBER 2012 !!!
Claim your voice, ban the bomb!
WHAT: Civil society summit on humanitarian effect of nuclear weapons
WHERE: Oslo, Norway
WHEN: 2-3 March, 2013
WHY: To get a process for a treaty banning nuclear weapons started!
In 1945, after having witnessed the catastrophic humanitarian impact of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, campaigners around the world began to push the heavy rock of nuclear abolition up the steep hill of international politics.
Today, nearly seven decades later, we are reaching the top. (more…)
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Forty European students from Austria, Germany, Italy, Romania and Switzerland will attend and monitor discussions at the NPT PrepCom, the first committee for the 2015 Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty. These participants were selected through an open online process, that took into account gender and geographical balance. (more…)