Dear friends and colleagues,
It’s that time of the NPT cycle when many of the members of our network converge on New York in order to participate in the NPT PrepCom.
On January 24, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists kept its iconic Doomsday Clock at two minutes to midnight—the closest it has ever been to apocalypse, stating: “The current international security situation—what we call the ‘new abnormal’—has extended over two years now. It’s a state as worrisome as the most dangerous times of the Cold War…. This new abnormal is simply too volatile and dangerous to accept as a continuing state of world affairs.”
At the Abolition 2000 Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons, we’re challenging this ‘new abnormal’ and in this context we invite you all to our Annual General Meeting, where we will once again update ourselves on members’ progress in implementing our 11 point founding statement, and discuss new and creative strategies to take this even further forward.
Date: Sunday, 5th May, 2019
Time: 9:30am to 5:00pm
Session 1: Welcome. Introduction to Abolition 2000. Secretariat report. Timeline of upcoming actions and events. Reports from working groups and affiliated networks and campaigns.
Session 2: Special discussion on the UN Secretary-General’s Disarmament Agenda (with Michael Spies from the United Nations).
Continuation of reports from working groups and affiliated networks and campaigns. Campaign proposals.
Session 3: Discussion of proposals
Session 4: Outreach. Building the network. Appointment of Global Council.
Suggested donation: $10 – $50.
No one will be turned away and all money raised will contribute towards the costs of the meeting including room hire, tea, coffee and basic lunch.
- Abolition 2000 AGM Draft Agenda
- What the NPT means to me, by Anabel Dwyer, Poem for the 2019 Abolition 2000 Assembly
- Report of the Abolition 2000 Youth Network
- Report from the Abolition 2000 working group on NWFZs
- Report of Abolition 2000 Working Group on International Law
Click here to register on line
See you soon!
Conference: Growing Nuclear Risks in a Changing World
Our AGM follows the day after an international civil society conference in New York on Growing Nuclear Risks in a Changing World. We encourage you to also attend the conference. At the AGM we plan to follow-up on some of the campaign ideas discussed there.
Global Council Dinner
For members of the Global Council in New York on Sunday 5th of May, we will finish our AGM with a dinner at a venue to be decided. Non-council members are also welcome. Please confirm your participation in the dinner by writing to email@example.com so that we can reserve a big enough table.
This is a reminder that we are still in our fundraising campaign for 2019 and it’s not too late to participate. Please help us with our campaign to raise €10,000 in order to fund our secretariat. If 200 individuals or organisations donate €50 our target is made! Please consider making a donation. Visit our donate page at this link.