Abolition 2000 – Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons

Annual General Meeting, May 23, 2020

The world has been changed by the COVID-19 pandemic, yet the development, production, deployment and threat of use of nuclear weapons remain. This year, the AGM will be held as an international online video conference. It replaces the physical event which was originally scheduled to take place in New York on May 2 during the time of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, which has been postponed until at least January 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Draft agenda

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Background reading for newcomers

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Session 1

Campaign updates and reports. Strategy discussion on challenges and opportunities to advance nuclear abolition. Introduction of proposals.

Food for thought

To accompany the strategy discussion we asked members of the Abolition 2000 network to give us their thoughts on “Nuclear abolition in the post-covid-19 world”.

•    Oleg Bodrov (Russian Federation), Public Council of the South Coast of the Gulf of Finland
•    Tarja Cronberg (Finland), SIPRI European Security Programme
•    Maria Fernanda Espinosa (Ecuador), World Future Council and former President of the UN General Assembly
•    Kate Hudson (United Kingdom), Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
•    Andrew Lichterman (United States), Western States Legal Foundation
•    Vanda Proskova (Czech Republic), Abolition 2000 Youth Network and Move the Nuclear Weapons Money
•    Suvrat Raju (India), Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace.
•    Elder Kathy Sanchez (United States), Environmental Health & Justice and Sayain Circle of Grandmothers Coordinator

You can watch all these videos on our youtube channel.

Reports

The following reports have been received from working groups and affiliated networks.

Working groups

International Law
Abolition 2000 Youth Network
Nuclear Risk Reduction
Moving Beyond Missile Defense and Space Weapons
Nukes in Europe

Affiliated Networks

Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space
Gensuikyo –  Japan Council against A and H Bombs
ICAN
Mayors for Peace
Move the Nuclear Weapons Money
Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament
(PNND)
Peace and Planet
UNFOLD ZERO

World Beyond War
World without Wars

Session 2

Discussion of proposals. Abolition 2000 Secretariat report. Fundraising. Affirmation of the Abolition 2000 Coordinating Committee and Global Council. Calendar of upcoming events.​

Received proposals

Gensuikyo on the “Peace Wave” and the 2020 World Conference against A and H Bombs to commemorate the 75h anniversary of the atomic bombing
Dominique Lalanne (Abolition des Armes Nucléaires – Maison de Vigilance)and  Marc Morgan (Trident Ploughshares and CND) on an International Fast from August 6 to August 9, 2020
Holger Güssefeld and Jörg Salamon, World Future Councildivestment campaign – Money be Good.


Secretariat Report

Annual report of the network for 2019

Coordinating Committee
Global Council
Calendar of upcoming events
Present at the meeting

Minutes