It includes background on nuclear weapons budgets, links between sustainable development goals and nuclear disarmament, and examples of actions by parliaments and cities in nuclear-armed and non-nuclear countries.
'Over $100 billion is spent annually on nuclear weapons – funds that are sorely needed to meet the SDGs,’ says Saber Chowdhury, IPU President.
‘Parliamentarians have a key role to play in setting budgets, developing policy and providing oversight on government investments. This handbook provides a guide for effective parliamentary action to invest in peace and sustainability rather than on maintaining the threat of nuclear war.’
The handbook also highlights ways in which legislators and civil society can cooperate - including with the SDG communities - to build the success of actions to move the nuclear weapons money.
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.