‘Religious leaders, mayors and parliamentarians share the common good of a nuclear-weapon-free world’ announced leaders of Religions for Peace, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) and Mayors for Peace at a meeting in Hiroshima on August 6, 2015
The leaders released a Joint Statement commemorating the 70th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the establishment of the United Nations.
The joint statement is being circulated globally for endorsement by other religious leaders and legislators. It will be presented to the United Nations on September 26, the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, in order to support UN initiatives and processes for complete nuclear disarmament.
Above: “Campaign Director, Aaron Tovish (right), addresses the UN-ODA and UNfold Zero event to mark the first International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. From left to right: Mr. Alyn Ware of PNND; Amb. Triyono Wibowo of Indonesia; Ms. Anda FIlip of IPU: Mr. Ivor Fung and Ms. Gabriele Kraatz-Wadsack of UN-ODA.“
September 26th marked the first ever International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. The day was initiated to help build public support for the UN’s First Committee resolution of a High-Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament to be scheduled ‘no later than 2018.’
This September will see the first ever International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. Join people around the world in celebrating the vision of a nuclear weapons free world, raising awareness and pushing the world leaders to negotiate disarmament. Take action: organize and announce your own September 26 event. (more…)
19 November IKV Pax Christi action in the Hague, photo courtesy of Eveline van Egdom
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Ambassador Aitimova (Kazakhstan) speaking at the A2000 session
Disarmament experts, non-governmental organisations, parliamentary representatives, ambassadors to the United Nations, documentary media and other nuclear abolition advocates met at the Bahá’í International Community UN Office in New York on October 11 for a half-day session on achieving a global treaty to abolish nuclear weapons.
Organised by the Abolition 2000 Global Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the session considered a range of strategies and approaches for moving governments to start work on a treaty in order to achieve global nuclear disarmament.
Read the full report after the jump, or download the Strategy Session Report.