Forum at OSCE PA, Minsk

Dialogue, detente and nuclear disarmament

Saturday, July 8, 2017 | Minsk, Belarus

A forum to discuss current threats in Europe from nuclear weapons and nuclear postures, initiatives to address these threats and the role of parliamentarians.

Dialogue, détente and nuclear threat reduction

Saturday July 8. 13:45-15:00
The ‘Round’ Room, 2nd Floor, President Hotel Conference Centre
Side-event during the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

Light lunch provided

A forum to discuss current threats in Europe from nuclear weapons and nuclear postures, initiatives to address these threats and the role of parliamentarians.

Introduced by:
Alyn Ware, Global Coordinator of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament, and
Julia Berghofer, German Institute for International and Security Affairs

The discussion will include:

  • Follow-up to the Tbilisi Declaration, July 2016;
  • Information on the Détente Now initiative, including a joint parliamentary letter on dialogue and détente;
  • Establishment of the Nuclear Crisis Group;
  • Report on the Treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons which is set to be adopted by the United Nations on July 7, 2017.

The Tbilisi Declaration language on nuclear threats

The Tbilisi Declaration, adopted by the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly on July 5, 2016:

  • expresses deep concern at increased nuclear threats arising from the deteriorating relationship between the Russian Federation and NATO,’
  • calls on all OSCE States with nuclear weapons or under extended nuclear deterrence relationships to reduce the risks of a nuclear war by taking nuclear weapons off high-alert and by adopting no-first-use policies’
  • calls on all participating OSCE States to support the commencement in 2017 of United Nations-facilitated deliberations and negotiations on multilateral nuclear disarmament.’

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