We cordially invite you to the
Abolition 2000 Strategy session
to achieve a Nuclear Weapons Convention
New York, Thursday 11 October
1:15 – 4:15pm
Bahai meeting room, 866 UN Plaza, Ground Floor
Light lunch will be provided
Now is the time to negotiate a global treaty to abolish nuclear weapons!
The people of the world agree – as expressed in numerous opinion polls. The non-nuclear weapon states agree (and a couple of the nuclear-weapon-possessing states), voting overwhelmingly at the United Nations in favour of negotiations for a nuclear weapons convention (NWC) since 1996. Yet these negotiations have not started.
How can we turn public sentiment into political action for a nuclear weapons convention?
Join us in New York to discuss this, and help build the global campaign for nuclear abolition.
Abolition 2000 Strategy Session on a NWC
- Campaigns for a NWC – update on current campaigns and initiatives
- Strategies for advancing the NWC
- United Nations approach
- Like-minded countries – Ottawa/Oslo approach
- Preparatory work on NWC
- Parliaments and local body authorities
- Religious communities
- Other constituencies – environmental, human rights, development
- Enhancing collaboration between the campaigns
To register or for further information contact :
Alyn Ware, Coordinator Abolition 2000 Nuclear Weapons Convention working group,
[email protected] Mobile: +1 646 752-8702
About the Abolition 2000 Working Group for a Nuclear Weapons Convention
The Working Group has played a leading role in:
- Drafting of a Model Nuclear Weapons Convention which was then circulated by the United Nations and recommended in the UN Secretary-General’s as a good guide for nuclear disarmament negotiations;
- Promoting the UN General Assembly resolution calling for negotiations leading to the conclusion of a NWC;
- Supporting and publicizing public opinion polls indicating majority support for a NWC;
- Promoting the NWC at all the NPT Review Conferences (and prep meetings) since 1995:
- Working with Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament to achieve resolutions in parliaments around the world supporting a nuclear weapons convention.
and much more. See A2000 NWC working group report.