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Abolition 2000 International Campaign and Strategy Meeting

May 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0


New York: May 11

On January 25, the hands of the Doomsday Clock were moved to 2 Minutes to Midnight due to the increased risk of nuclear conflicts. Now is the time to take action for nuclear risk-reduction and disarmament. Help us reverse the hands of the Doomsday Clock, prevent nuclear war and abolish nuclear weapons.

Join us in New York for the International Campaign and Strategy Meeting of Abolition 2000, the global civil society network to eliminate nuclear weapons.

Nuclear abolition activists from around the world will meet to share campaign reports, discuss nuclear disarmament strategy, explore opportunities for action, build cooperation and plan further campaigns.

Why New York in May?

International Peace Bureau, which provides the secretariat for Abolition 2000, is holding a major international conference on May 12. The Abolition 2000 campaign and strategy meeting occurs the day before this conference.

Meeting program

The draft program for the International Campaign and Strategy meeting includes:

  • Inter-faith actions;
  • Nuclear risk reduction and no-first use campaigns;
  • Diplomacy, war prevention and disarmament – including Iran and North East Asia;
  • Move the Nuclear Weapons Money to support economic, social and environmental needs;
  • Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons – including national implementation measures to prohibit and criminalise nuclear weapons;
  • Establishing Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones in North-East Asia, the Middle East, the Arctic and Europe;
  • Using international law including human rights, international humanitarian law and law protecting future generations;
  • Engaging parliamentarians, mayors and youth;
  • United Nations initiatives including the UN Secretary-General’s new disarmament initiative.

Venue, date and time

Friday May 11
Time: 9am – 5pm
Venue: Judson Memorial Church, 239 Thompson St, New York
Contact: Alyn Ware. alyn@lcnp.org

Iran deal vigil

Following the meeting there will be a vigil to support the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (Iran nuclear deal). The announcement by President Trump on May 8 that the USA is leaving the agreement is the stimulus for this action.

The vigil will take place in Washington Square Park, Under the Arch, 5th Ave & Washington Square North, Manhattan, New York from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Click here for the vigil flyer.

Meeting documents:


May 11, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0


Abolition 2000
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Judson Memorial Chruch
55 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012 United States
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