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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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Ending investments in nuclear weapons and fossil fuel industries

Over 700 parliamentarians from 140 countries met in Belgrade Oct 13-17 for the IPU Assembly. PNND Global Coordinator Alyn Ware chaired the session on nuclear disarmament and spoke at the session on the climate, peace and security.

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Soviet nuclear test victim tours England and Scotland

PNND co-organises a tour of England and Scotland by Karipbek Kuyukov, second generation victim of Soviet nuclear tests and Honorary Ambassador of the ATOM Project

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U.S. Congress votes in support of an end to the Korean War

U.S. Congress supports Amendment 217 to the National Defense Authorization Act, supporting diplomacy and an end to the 69-year long Korean War. Also adopted was an amendment to prevent Saudi Arabia from developing a nuclear weapon.

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