PNND will hold forums in Dhaka on April 3, 6 and 7.
April 3. Nuclear risk reduction and disarmament: A parliamentary action plan. A side-event at the 136th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. Click here for the concept note.
April 6: Nuclear disarmament issues and initiatives, the role of parliamentarians and civil society. Click here for the program
April 7: Youth forum. Includes a screening of the movie 'The Man Who Saved the World" followed by discussion between parliamentarians and students on action for a nuclear-weapon-free world.
The forums come at a time of increasing threats from nuclear weapons. Indeed, just last month the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists set the Doomsday Clock to 2.5 Minutes to Midnight as a result of these risks. But it also comes at a time of opportunities, as the United Nations General Assembly commences negotiations on a global treaty to ban nuclear weapons, and is about to hold a High Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament to build political traction for the elimination of nuclear weapons.
The PNND Forums follow immediately after the 136th Session of the Inter Parliamentary Union Assembly (over 700 parliamentarians from 170 member parliaments) at which PNND will hold a side event on Nuclear risk reduction and disarmament, which will focus on implementation of the 2014 IPU resolution (adopted by consensus) on the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons.
PNND has been conducting consultations around the world on a draft Global Parliamentary Action Plan for a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World, which will be discussed at the IPU side-event and at the parliamentary forum. This Action plan will be circulated to PNND members and partner organisations, and presented to various inter-parliamentary bodies and international conferences in order to enhance effective parliamentary action.