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Taro Kono appointed as Foreign Minister of Japan

Japan Prime Minister Abe reshuffles his cabinet. Taro Kono, President of PNND Japan, is appointed as the Foreign Minister. Read more

PNND East Asia Coordinator wins prestigious international award

Dr Hiromichi Umebayashi is one of the 2017 laureates of the Nuclear Free Future Award.The award ceremony will be in Basel, Switzerland on Sep 15 during an international conference on Human Rights, Future Generations and Crimes in the Nuclear Age. Read more

Appeal by 64 United States congress members for diplomacy in Korea

64 US congress members criticise President Trump's military threats against North Korea and call for diplomacy. President Trump then supports diplomacy in his meeting with the South Korean President. Read more

PNND Co-President Markey leads call on U.S. Nuclear Posture Review

Senators Markey and Feinstein lead the call for an open, inclusive and progressive review by the Trump Administration of the role of nuclear weapons in U.S. security policy. Read more

European parliamentarians call on NATO and OSCE to reduce nuclear threats and support disarmament

European parliamentarians send a letter to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and Chair of the OSCE Minister Sebastian Kurz, urging these two key European security organizations to pursue dialogue, détente and nuclear risk reduction in Europe. Read more

PNND releases Action Plan for a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World

Parliamentary action plan highlights key multilateral disarmament processes and provides examples of parliamentary actions to reduce nuclear-risks, prevent nuclear proliferation and achieve a nuclear-weapon-free world.The Plan was developed by PNND in consultation and cooperation with the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Read more

Parliamentary actions and the Non-Proliferation Treaty

PNND reports to the NPT Prep Com in Vienna.Side-event includes actions for nuclear-risk reduction and disarmament, and to establish nuclear-weapon free zones in Europe, NE Asia and the Middle East. Read more

World body of parliaments discusses nuclear risks, weapons budgets and sustainable development

Over 600 parliamentarians meet in Dhaka. PNND organizes nuclear disarmament forums for parliamentarians and youth. International Day of Sport for Peace and Development commemorated. Read more

PNND and IPU develop parliamentary action plan

PNND and the Inter-Parliamentary Union develop a Parliamentary Action Plan for a Nuclear-Weapon Free World.Draft is discussed at 136th IPU Assembly in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Read more

Berlin consultation focuses on detente, gift-baskets and nuclear weapons financing

PNND, UNFOLD ZERO and German arms control and disarmament organisations have consultation with the Foreign Office.Ban treaty, NPT prep com, Russia/NATO relations and UN High Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament discussed. Read more

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