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Individuals and organizations from across the globe work together in Abolition 2000 Working Groups on various issues and campaigns to further the elimination of nuclear weapons. We invite you to join a Working Group to participate with others on an aspect of nuclear abolition that interests you or to share information and exchange resources on your current projects. If you are working on an issue not listed below, write to us for help in forming a new Working Group.
The wider debates on the economic crisis, government austerity cuts and a sharper scrutiny of public budgets has made cost of nuclear weapons more salient in nuclear disarmament debates. There is a need to share information and ideas, not only about the scale and the nature of the problem, but also about ways to challenge decision-makers in both public and private sectors.
The world is at high risk with more than 1500 nuclear bombs in high alert status, ready to be launched by the US and Russia in less than 20 minutes. This working group advocates for all nuclear weapons systems to be taken off high-alert, which is also proposed as step in the Model Nuclear Weapons Convention. Other nuclear risk reduction measures are also promoted.
Gathering and disseminating information and health data on the toxic effects of depleted uranium to human well-being and the environment. Calling for an end to the use of depleted uranium in weapons systems.
Supporting the adoption of a fissile material treaty. Compiling a “shadow inventory” of nuclear materials worldwide in lieu of the accounting for these materials which governments have so far failed to provide.
The Indigenous Peoples Working Group serves as a forum for the exchange of information, research and news on nuclear issues affecting indigenous communities across the globe.
Reporting on developments in missile technology and deployment, and the implications for security and nuclear disarmament. This includes evaluating, and promoting draft agreements on missile control.
Promoting consideration of and negotiations towards a Nuclear Weapons Convention (NWC), which would prohibit the development, production, testing, stockpiling, transfer, use and threat of use of nuclear weapons and provide for their elimination.
The Nuclear Weapon Free Zones (NWFZ) Working Group supports existing regional NWFZs and promotes the establishment of additional NWFZs including in the Arctic, Europe, Middle East and North East Asia.
The Parliamentary Outreach working group works with Abolition 2000 members to enroll their legislators/parliamentarians in Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament and to join PNND initiatives and actions.
A network of experienced health workers, scientists, physicians, activists, and other experts on radiation effects, gathering information and issuing reports and documents on the truth about the toxic legacy of the nuclear age.
Successfully advocated for the establishment of an International Renewable Energy Agency. Now working to promote the further development and use of safe, renewable energy sources to replace nuclear energy and fossil fuels.
Take action to cut nuclear weapons budgets, end investments in nuclear weapons corporations and move the nuclear weapons money to better purposes.
Invite your parliamentarian or legislator to join Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament and support PNND actions for nuclear-risk reduction, non-proliferation and abolition.
Don’t Bank on the Bomb provides details of financial transactions with companies that produce the parts necessary to maintain and modernize nuclear weapons.