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.
On September 26, 2014, the world will celebrate the first International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. The aims of the day are to highlight the vision of a nuclear weapons free world and encourage world leaders to negotiate for nuclear disarmament.
Call on your government to participate.Join other parliamentarians in support.
PNND Co-President Marit Nybakk initiates debate in Norwegian Parliament with a formal question to the Foreign Minister. Humanitarian consequences cited. Constitutional ban promoted. Nuclear disarmament commitment affirmed. Nuclear near misses recalled. IPU resolution cited. One parliamentarian bursts into song!