Legislators and disarmament experts from around the world meeting in Washington, D.C. last week called on the leaders of the nuclear-weapon States, and other States participating in the forthcoming Nuclear Security Summit to commence a high level process to achieve the global abolition of nuclear weapons.
PNND holds international nuclear disarmament conference in the French Senate. Parliamentarians, government officials, diplomats, policy analysts and civil society discuss the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons.
Three of the PNND Co-Presidents - Saber Chowdhury, Sue Miller and Uta Zapf - this month circulated a new parliamentary appeal on nuclear aboliton to members of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament (PNND) encouraging them to endorse, and to use the appeal to build political will from governments to negotiate for the complete elimination of nuclear weapons.
On 18 October, five leading French parliamentarians sent a letter to key ambassadors to the United Nations in New Yotk supporting the UN Open Ended Working Group on Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations (OEWG).
PNND Co-Presidents Uta Zapf (Germany) and Sue Miller (UK House of Lords) today called on the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to renew the mandate of the UN Open Ended Working Group on Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations (OEWG) during the current session of the UNGA in New York.
UN representatives and parliamentarians from 17 countries* met with disarmament experts on Saturday 24 August for a Framework Forum roundtable to discuss the exciting new United Nations process for multilateral disarmament – the Open Ended Working Group on Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations (OEWG), which has been meeting at the Palais de Nations in Geneva in May, June and August before reporting back to the United Nations General Assembly this October.
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE PA) agreed today to support the UN Open Ended Working Group on Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations (OEWG), a new UN process designed to break the 17-year deadlock on nuclear disarmament negotiations in the Conference on Disarmament (CD) in Geneva.
Government delegates and non-governmental observers to the Conference of States Parties to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (the 2013 NPT Prep Com) in Geneva were reminded on Monday of the important role that parliamentarians have in the shared goal to achieve a nuclear-weapons-free world. The reminder came from a joint panel of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament (PNND) and the Intre-Parliamentary Union (IPU).