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Senator Markey on the Iran nuclear deal

The United States Congress will vote on the nuclear deal with Iran in mid-September.

PNND Co-President Ed Markey explains why he will vote in favour of the deal.

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Parliamentarians take action on the 70th anniversary of first nuclear bombings

Parliamentarians commemorate August 6 and August 9, the 70th anniversaries of the nuclear bombs being dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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A Nuclear-Weapon-Free World Our Common Good: Legislators and religious leaders join forces for nuclear abolition

Religious leaders, mayors and parliamentarians meet in Hiroshima.
They release a Joint Statement comemmorating the 70th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the establishment of the United Nations.
 

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OSCE Parliamentary body highlights nuclear threats - supports humanitarian pledge

On the 40th anniversary of the OSCE, its Parliamentary Assembly takes action on nuclear-risk reduction. The Assembly highlights the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons, and calls for multilateral disarmament negotiations under the auspices of the UN.

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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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