PNND Update

Dear friends,

Two special days are coming. August 6 is the anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and August 9 of Nagasaki. Here are some ideas of actions you can take to commemorate these days.
Peace lanterns floating in front of the Atomic Dome in Hiroshima
Release a statement or motion:
In your motion or statement you could consider supporting the current initiative on no-first-use and de-alerting (President Obama is considering this following his recent visit to Hiroshima), and/or the proposal to the UN Open Ended Working Group to commence nuclear disarmament negotiations in 2017.

Join a local event:
PNND is a co-sponsor of Chain Reaction, a series of civil society events to support nuclear disarmament. These include peace walks, vigils, origami crane making, poetry readings, lantern floating, bike rides, concerts, film screenings, interfaith prayer events and some parliamentary actions. Find and join an event in your city or organize your own.

Endorse the joint statement "A Nuclear-Weapon-Free World: Our Common Good"
The joint statement was released on Hiroshima Day last year by PNND, Religions for Peace and Mayors for Peace. We plan to present it to the new UN Secretary-General after s/he is elected in October. Also available in Arabic, French , German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Click here for the current list of endorsers.

Please inform us of any actions you take for Hiroshima/Nagasaki Days.

Yours sincerely

Alyn Ware
Alyn Ware
PNND Global Coordinator
On behalf of the PNND Coordinating Team

Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) is a global network of legislators working on a range of initiatives to prevent nuclear proliferation and to achieve a nuclear weapons free world.

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