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Nuclear Risk Reduction – More Topical than Ever
August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Friday August 19. 13:00-15:00
In-person event. Conference Room B, United Nations, New York
- John Hallam (Australia). Co-convenor, Abolition 2000 Working Group on Nuclear Risk Reduction
- Marc Finaud (France/Switzerland). Senior Fellow, Geneva Centre for Security Policy
- Ivana Nikolić Hughes (United States). President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Senior Lecturer in Chemistry at Columbia University
- Alyn Ware (New Zealand/Czech Republic). Global Coordinator, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament
In January 2022, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists set the Doomsday Clock to 100 Seconds to Midnight, indicating the extreme risks to humanity from nuclear threats, climate change and the rise of disruptive technology and misinformation. Since then, nuclear threats have increased with the Russian invasion of Ukraine accompanied by missile tests and provocative nuclear threat statements. Nuclear tensions are also high in other conflicts, including in North-East Asia and South Asia. This event will summarise current nuclear risks and discuss measures for reducing these risks, including building political support for their adoption and how they can contribute to nuclear disarmament.
Reference will be made to relevant working papers to the NPT Review Conference including Working Paper 9 ‘A nuclear risk reduction package’ submitted by the Stockholm Initiative and ‘No-First Use of Nuclear Weapons: An Exploration of Unilateral, Bilateral and Plurilateral Approaches and their Security, Risk-reduction and Disarmament Implications’ submitted by NoFirstUse Global.
Abolition 2000 Nuclear Risk Reduction Working Group, Basel Peace Office, NoFirstUse Global, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament, People for Nuclear Disarmament, The Human Survival Project and World Future Council.
John Hallam email@example.com