Abolition 2000 – Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons

Join a working group!

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.

Economic Dimensions of Nuclearism

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.

Convention Step One: De-Alerting

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.

Depleted Uranium

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.

Fissile Materials

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.

Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space

Education, direct action and campaigns to prevent space weaponization and the use of nuclear power in space, and to keep space for peaceful purposes.

Indigenous Peoples’ Issues

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.

Mayors for Peace

Enrolling mayors around the world in Mayors for Peace and encouraging them to participate in campaign actions for a nuclear-weapons-free world.

Missile Ban

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.

Nuclear Weapons Convention

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.

Nuclear Weapon Free Zones

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.

Parliamentary Outreach

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.

Radiation / Health Effects

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.

Sustainable Energy

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.

Youth and Disarmament

Working to engage and educate youth about nuclear disarmament.

Move the Nuclear Weapons Money

Take action to cut nuclear weapons budgets, end investments in nuclear weapons corporations and move the nuclear weapons money to better purposes.

Engage your mayor!

Over 7000 cities have joined Mayors for Peace which campaigns for the global abolition of nuclear weapons. Is your mayor a member? If not, invite him/her to join. If so, invite him/her to join Mayors for Peace actions and campaigns.

Engage your parliamentarian!

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.

Encourage banks to stop investing in nuclear weapons producers!

Don’t Bank on the Bomb provides details of financial transactions with companies that produce the parts necessary to maintain and modernize nuclear weapons.

Join Peace & Planet!

Join Peace & Planet, a grass-roots campaign established by Abolition 2000 bringing peace, environmental and justice groups together to cooperate on nuclear abolition.