Over 1000 delegates (government and non-governmental) meet in Vienna to discuss the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons. Parliamentarians from over a dozen countries participate. The Vienna Conference stresses the vital role of parliamentarians.
PNND Co-President Saber Chowdhury was today elected to be the incoming president of the Inter Parliamentary Union. Climate change, the Ebola pandemic, cyber warfare, nuclear disarmament, human rights and ending violence against women and children are key topics for global parliamentary body.
The Inter-Parliamentary Union marked the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons today by renewing its call for parliamentary action on nuclear disarmament and by encouraging parliamentarians to support the UNFOLD ZERO campaign.
PNND Council Member Federica Mogherini was chosen by European Leaders on Saturday August 30 to be the next High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, replacing Catherine Ashton. (Click here to read in French)
“Today, the effects of nuclear weapons upon civilian populations, agriculture, livestock and ground-water supplies are better known and well documented. They have contributed significantly to our collective efforts towards achieving the prohibition and elimination of all nuclear weapons for all time.” — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, Statement for the 2014 UN Day Against Nuclear Tests
PNND Members are taking action around the world to commemorate the UN Day Against Nuclear Tests.