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Launch of international parliamentary resource to ‘Assure our Common Future.’

Parliamentary handbook on disarmament for security and sustainable development released today. 

The handbook focuses on parliamentary action to implement the disarmament agenda put forward by UN Secretary-General António Guterres in his 2018 report entitled Securing our Common Future: An Agenda for Disarmament.

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Senator Ed Markey, PM Jacinda Ardern and other PNND members mark Hiroshima/Nagasaki anniversary

PNND members around the world are commemorating the 75th anniversaries of Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombings with statements, events and parliamentary motions. Here are just a few of them.

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Remember your humanity: Anniversaries of the Russell-Einstein Manifesto, ICJ case and Rainbow Warrior bombing

This week (July 6-10) sees the anniversaries of three significant events in the history of nuclear arms control and disarmament - the release of the Russell-Einstein Manifesto in 1955, the state-sponsored bombing of the Rainbow Warrior peace boat and the decision by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on a case regarding the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons.

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Senator Markey and Abolition 2000 tell President Trump not to resume nuclear tests

US Administration officials discuss possibility of resuming nuclear weapons tests. Abolition 2000 circulates a statement in protest. Senator Markey sends letter of condemnation to President Trump and announces anti-testing legislation.

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Women's Appeal for Human Security, public health, peace and sustainable development

A women's appeal to commemorate International Women's Day for Peace and Disarmament (May 24, 2020) and the 75th anniversary year of the United Nations.

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Former Royal Navy Commanders to UK parliament: ‘Cut nuclear weapons budget, end Continuous-at-sea-deterrent and address Covid-19.

Three former Royal Navy Commanders send a letter to all UK parliamentarians questioning the practice of Continuous-at-sea-nuclear-deterence.

The letter notes that there is no security requirement for such a practice, and that its cost appears unjustifiable, especially as resources are desperately needed for addressing the Covid-19 pandemic.

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PNND and the Corona Virus

PNND postpones some international events due to the corona virus situation, and changes others into video conferences. PNND key programs continue to operate.

Meanwhile, PNND members are active in measures to contain and address the impact of the corona virus.

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PNND Co-President Markey introduces Legislative Act to slash nuclear weapons spending

Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditure (SANE) Act introduced in U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. The Act would slash U.S. nuclear weapons spending by $75 billion over the next decade.

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