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PNND Member Mogens Lykketoft elected President of the UN General Assembly

UN General Assembly applauds election of Lykketoft
Theme for his presidency: "The U.N. at 70, a new commitment to action"

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NPT event highlights cooperation between legislators and religious leaders

Event highlights religious principles and legal norms requiring nuclear abolition.
Japanese religious leaders and legislators adopt joint statement on nuclear disarmament. Joint initiative for 70th anniversary of Hiroshima/Nagasaki bombing.

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Parliamentarians and the NPT – Wave goodbye to nuclear weapons!

Inter Parliamentary Union calls on parliamentarians to act for a successful NPT Review Conference

Actions could include parliamentary debates/resolutions, attending the NPT Review Conference, or doing a Global Wave 2015 action in front of your parliament

IPU President leads a 'Wave goodbye to nuclear weapons' at the IPU 132nd Assembly as part of Global Wave 2015

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World body of parliaments highlights cyberwar and nuclear risks

Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) adopts resolution on cyber-warfare.

Risks of nuclear-weapons-use through cyber attack identified.

IPU calls for de-alerting of nuclear weapons, followed by nuclear abolition, to prevent an unauthorised or accidental use of nuclear weapons that would have catastrophic consequences.

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UK, Norway and Japan parliaments – on a ban, the pledge and the role of nukes

Parliamentary questions and debates have recently taken place in the parliaments of Japan, Norway and the United Kingdom on the role of nuclear weapons, the possibility of a nuclear weapons ban and support for the Austrian pledge to ‘fill the legal gap to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons.’

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US and European legislators – should nuclear weapons deployment be expanded in Europe?

US legislators call for nukes to new NATO countries. NATO parliamentarians oppose. Joint letter from NATO parliamentarians to President Obama.

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PNND commends Austria for the Vienna Conference

PNND Co-Presidents and Council Members send letter to Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, commending Austria for the Conference on Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons.

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Vienna conference: legislators vital to nuclear disarmament

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.

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