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IPU encourages parliamentarians to join UNFOLD ZERO campaign

September 26, 2014.

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.

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PNND Council member Federica Mogherini to be new EU Foreign Minister

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)

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PNND and the UN Day Against Nuclear Tests, August 29

“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.

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International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

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.

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Norwegian parliament – time to prohibit nuclear weapons!

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!

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PNND France Coordinator briefs Parliament Defense Committee

First time in the history of the French Parliament that civil society policy analysts have been invited to brief the Defense Committee

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PNND and World Future Council launch a series of hearings and events

Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) and the World Future Council (WFC) today announced a series of hearings, seminars and other events in parliaments around the world to implement a landmark resolution, Toward a Nuclear Weapon Free World: The Contribution of Parliaments, adopted by the 164 member parliaments of the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva on 20 March 2014.

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PNND members welcome World Bike Ride for Peace

PNND Italian members Filippo Fossati MP and Salvatore Capone MP welcome to Rome the World Bike Ride for Peace – a global initiative to support a world free from nuclear weapons. Cyclists include Tore Naerland (a visually impaired cyclist), Frank Tomlinson (who rides with Tore on a tandem bike), Thore Vestby (Member of PNND and Mayors for Peace) and Anita Valen (Norwegian Olympic cycling champion).

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