PNND Update

Dear friends,

The Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) review cycle resumes this year. States Parties will meet at the Vienna International Centre (United Nations) in Vienna from May 2-12 for the first preparatory meeting for the 2020 Review Conference (NPT Prep Com).

Registration for the conference closes on April 14. Contact us by April 13 if you plan to attend and would like to be on the PNND delegation.

The NPT and the 2018 UN High Level Conference

PNND, Basel Peace Office and UNFOLD ZERO have submitted a joint working paper to the NPT Prep Com on The NPT and the 2018 UN High Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament. The paper:

  • Highlights the opportunity provided by the High Level Conference (HLC) to make progress on a range of nuclear disarmament measures;
  • Notes the success of UN HLCs on climate change (which achieved the Paris Agreement), sustainable development (which adopted the Sustainable Development Goals) and refugees & migrants (which achieved the New York Declaration);
  • Proposes a mix of nuclear risk-reduction and disarmament measures that could be adopted at the HLC;
  • Calls on States Parties to the NPT and civil society to begin preparations now for the HLC to ensure its success.

PNND events at the NPT Prep Com

PNND, Basel Peace Office and UNFOLD ZERO will hold three side events at the NPT Prep Com in Vienna:
  1. Parliamentary actions for nuclear disarmament - Friday, 5 May 13:15-14:30
  2. Planning for the 2018 UN High Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament - Tuesday, 9 May 13:15-14:30
  3. Nuclear risk reduction in Europe including a European NWFZ - Thursday, 11 May 13:15-14:30
PNND Co-President Saber Chowdhury MP holds the chains preventing a nuclear missile from being launched in front of the German Parliament. The nuclear missile will be on display in Vienna during the Abolition 2000 annual meeting.

Abolition 2000 Annual Meeting, Vienna May 1

PNND members are invited to participate in the annual meeting of Abolition 2000, the global network of over 1000 organisations cooperating to eliminate nuclear weapons. The meeting in Vienna on May 1 will provide an opportunity to build further cooperation between parliamentarians and civil society for nuclear abolition.

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.

PNND Head office
Basel Peace Office
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