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Framework Forum brings governments and experts together in Geneva to ‘walk through the door’ to a nuclear weapons free world

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. Read more

OSCE Parliamentary Assembly supports new UN process for nuclear disarmament

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. Read more

Parliamentarians instrumental to success of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

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). Read more

NATO parliamentarians to Obama: Enact your vision of a nuclear-weapon-free world

A group of parliamentarians from NATO countries have addressed the US President Barack Obama with a letter supporting his efforts for global nuclear disarmament. The initiative was developed in Prague, before the fourth anniversary of Obama’s ground-breaking speech on nuclear disarmament from April 5, 2009, by Senator Alena Gajduskova, First Vice-President of the Czech Senate and Paul Dewar MP (Canada), and undertaken in cooperation with the global network of Parliamentarians for Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND). Read more

Nuclear Weapons Free World - focus of 2014 assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union

Nearly 1000 parliamentarians from approximately 150 parliaments, meeting at the 128th Assembly of the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Quito, Ecuador from Mar 22-27, agreed to the recommendation of the IPU Standing Committee on Peace and International Security for the topic "Towards a Nuclear-Weapons-Free World: The Contribution of Parliaments" to be a focus of the 130th IPU Assembly in 2014. Read more

Oslo wake-up call for nuclear abolition: 127 countries attend conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons

Delegates from 127 countries as well as several UN organisations, the International Red Cross movement, representatives of civil society and media attended the Oslo Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons. The conference was preceded by a Civil Society Forum organised by ICAN. Read more

PNND to launch Spanish edition of Handbook at IPU Assembly, Quito

On March 26, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament (PNND) will launch the Spanish edition of a Handbook for Parliamentarians on Supporting Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament, at the 128th Assembly of the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Quito, Ecuador. Read more

Framework Forum opens in Berlin: Governments and parliamentarians commence work for nuclear-weapons-free world

26 governments, 15 leading parliamentarians and a number of representatives from the United Nations, research institutions and civil society met in Berlin from February 20-22 in the first or a series of Framework Forum meetings. The Framework Forum is an initiative to assist governments to implement the agreement made at the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference that “All States need to make special efforts to establish the necessary framework to achieve and maintain a world without nuclear weapons." Read more

389 Members of European Parliament support Global Zero declaration

389 Members of the European Parliament - over half the parliament - have signed a Written Declaration of Support for the Global Zero Action Plan for the phased and verified elimination of all nuclear weapons worldwide introduced by PNND members Tarja Cronberg MEP and Jarosław Wałęsa MEP, along with two other Members of the European Parliament (Reinhard Bütikofer, Sergio Silvestris and Janusz Zemke). Read more

Nuclear disarmament promoted at the Inter Parliamentary Union Assembly

On 24 October (United Nations Day), at a plenary of delegations from approximately 150 parliaments, PNND and the Inter Parliamentary Union released a 195 page handbook for parliamentarians in English and French on Supporting Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament. The launch included a video of parliamentarians around the world in front of their parliaments supporting a nuclear-weapons-free world and calling on their parliamentary colleagues to use the handbook to advance this goal. Read more

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