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Nuclear disarmament and human security: Session 1

January 19 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am CET

Parliamentary action for nuclear risk-reduction and disarmament in the emerging political environment

Session 1: Timed to suit paricipants from Asia/Pacific.
Click here for Session 2.

Tensions and unresolved conflicts between nuclear armed and allied states, combined with an erosion of global governance and the collapse of some key arms control agreements, elevate the importance of parliamentary action to prevent nuclear war and help facilitate nuclear disarmament.

This event will explore how parliamentarians can contribute to key processes, such as adoption of nuclear risk-reduction measures, the establishment of nuclear-weapon-free zones, advancing multilateral arms reduction, reversing the nuclear arms race, ensuring a successful review conference of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, phasing out the role of nuclear weapons in security doctrines and strengthening the reliance on common/human security instead of nuclear threat postures.

This is the third of a series of global events drawing upon Assuring our Common Future: a parliamentary handbook on disarmament for security and sustainable development. This event focuses in particular on the Chapter on Nuclear Weapons.


  • Saber Chowdhury (Bangladesh). Honorary President, Inter-Parliamentary Union.
  • Tadashi Inuzuka (Japan). PNND Council Member. Former Senator from Nagasaki. Chair, 3+3 Coalition for a nuclear-weapons free North East Asia.
  • Andrew Leigh MP (Australia). PNND Member.
  • Chung-in Moon (Republic of Korea). Chairman of the Sejong Institute, Vice Chair of the Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (APLN), and former ROK presidential advisor for national security and foreign affairs (2017-2021).
  • Prof A H Nayyar (Pakistan). Member of the International Fissile Materials Control Panel. Board Member, Pugwash Conferences on Science and Global Affairs. Former Member of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament. Former Physics Professor at Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad.
  • Manpreet Sethi (India). Distinguished Fellow and head of the Nuclear Security Project at the Centre for Air Power Studies. Member of the Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament.

Participants: The event is designed for legislators/parliamentarians, legislative assistants and representaives of parliamentary organizations, but is also open for participation by experts, officials and civil society representatives. 

Registration: Click here to register.


January 19
7:00 am - 8:30 am CET


Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament
World Future Council
Inter-Parliamentary Union
Geneva Centre for Security Policy