Abolition 2000 is a network bringing together organisations that agree a nuclear weapons free world is not only necessary, it is possible. As all nuclear armed countries are planning to upgrade their nuclear weapons systems at a cost of many billions of dollars, at the same time the majority of countries in the world are calling for negotiations in 2017 on a new treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons.
Now is a great time to join the Abolition 2000 Annual General Meeting.
The stirring condemnation of nuclear weapons by Pope Francis today at the United Nations and his call for their prohibition and complete elimination in compliance with promises made in the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), signed by the US in 1970, 45 years ago, should give new momentum to the current campaign to start negotiations on a ban treaty.
Abolition 2000 Global Council Urges Japan Not to Abandon Article 9 of its Peace Constitution and to Lead Efforts for Negotiations to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons.
ARTICLE 9: Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes. (2) In order to accomplish the aim of the preceding paragraph, land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained. The right of belligerency of the state will not be recognized.
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.
Read the latest update from the network, includes a great article on International Humanitarian Law, recommendations about fissile materials, a Belgian, German and Dutch perspective on NATO’s nuclear future, upcoming events and more.
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