Abolition 2000 – Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons

Annual General Meeting, June 19/20, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate countries and populations showing the complete uselessness of nuclear weapons when it comes to dealing with global security threats.  On January 27, 2021, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists kept their Doomsday Clock at 100 seconds to midnight, the closest we’ve ever been, in the opinion of the BAS, to global oblivion.  In their remarks this year they said: “By our estimation, the potential for the world to stumble into nuclear war—an ever-present danger over the last 75 years—increased in 2020. An extremely dangerous global failure to address existential threats—what we called “the new abnormal” in 2019—tightened its grip in the nuclear realm in the past year, increasing the likelihood of catastrophe.”

In this context, the Coordination Committee of the Abolition 2000 Global Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons invites all those concerned by nuclear weapons, nuclear energy and the nexus of these issues with issues such as: Climate Change, Human Rights, Pandemic Recovery, Women’s rights, Poverty, Racial Justice and Youth, to join us in our Annual General Meeting (AGM), this year framed within the question:

How do we move from a dysfunctional world to a world free of nuclear weapons?

This year, as last year, the AGM will be held as an international online video conference and once more it will be held independently of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference given that there is no certainty, at the time of planning, that the NPT RevCon will take place as proposed in August 2021.

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 “How do we move from a dysfunctional world to a world free of nuclear weapons?”.

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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

Reports

Annual report of the network for 2020
Secretariat, Coordinating Committee, Finances and Fundraising report

Abolition 2000 personnel

Coordinating Committee
Global Council

Calendar

Calendar of upcoming events

Minutes

View the minutes of the meeting here.