The world has been changed by the COVID-19 pandemic, yet the development, production, deployment and threat of use of nuclear weapons remain.
We invite you to join us on May 23 for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Abolition 2000 Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons, where nuclear disarmament organisations and activists from around the world will discuss the new situation and campaigns to abolish nuclear weapons.
The Abolition 2000 AGM is a time when members come together to share campaign reports, discuss nuclear disarmament strategy, build cooperation and explore opportunities for further action. Action planning is guided by the strategy discussions and by the Abolition 2000 11 point founding statement, which has been endorsed by over 2000 civil society organizations.
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.
The meeting will be held in two sessions of 90 mins each:
Session 1: Campaign updates and reports. Strategy discussion on challenges and opportunities to advance nuclear abolition. Introduction of proposals.
Session 2: Discussion of proposals. Abolition 2000 Secretariat report. Fundraising. Affirmation of the Abolition 2000 Coordinating Committee and Global Council. Calendar of upcoming events.
In order to enable participation by organisations and activists around the world, Session 1 will be held twice:
Session 1 (a) is timed to suit participation by those from Asia/Pacific.
Session 1 (b) is timed to suit participation by those from the Americas and Europe. Some people (including some meeting facilitators) will attend both. (See below for the Session times).