a handbook for parliamentarians, published by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) in October 2012. The handbook provides background information about nuclear weapons and various aspects of nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, including summaries of best policies and practices, and recommendations for further actions that parliaments and parliamentarians can take to contribute to an achievement of a nuclear weapons free world.
a briefing paper by the World Future Council that explores national legislative measures that outlawed nuclear weapons in New Zealand, Mongolia, Austria and Philipines.
a briefing paper produced by the Middle Powers Initiative in February 2013 for the Berlin Framework Forum. The paper considers the question of conditions for a nuclear weapons-free world (as pre-conditions for negotiations or conditions that would need to be addressed in negotiations), issues of strategy and process, as well as design relating to building the framework for a nuclear weapons free world. See also www.middlepowers.org.
a book written by the principal drafters of the Model Nuclear Weapon Convention (NWC) that was circulated in the UN in 2007. The book explains the concept of a NWC, explores comprehensive and incremental-comprehensive approaches for nuclear abolition, includes a summary and the full text of the Model NWC, and a section of Questions & Answers on critical issues related to an achievement and maintenance of a nuclear weapons free world.
selection of successfull disarmament policies from around the world that were awarded the Future Policy Award in 2013, including the Latin-American nuclear weapon-free zone and the national legislation on the nuclear-weapon-free statuses of New Zealand and Mongolia.
an overview of humanitarian, environmental, economic and legal aspects of the use
of nuclear weapons, published by Reaching Critical Will in March 2013 in conjunction with the international conference on humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons in Oslo.
focuses on the special roles of religious believers, including women and youth, and the positive actions they can take to break down the walls of nuclear terror and build the cooperative human security for a nuclear weapon free world. It includes sections on the growing nuclear threat, the economic and environmental costs of nuclear weapons, ethical and religious perspectives on nuclear weapons, diplomatic opportunities to achieve a nuclear-weapon-free world, roles of youth and women, examples of actions by religious communities, useful resources including inspiring videos, and contacts for nuclear abolition organisations.
International Humanitarian Law and Nuclear Weapons: Examining the humanitarian approach to nuclear disarmament
the first edition of the Nuclear Abolition Forum, an initiative to facilitate dialogue on the process to achieve and sustain a nuclear weapons free world. This edition includes a variety of perspectives on IHL and nuclear weapons including risk analyses, an assessment of the historic 1996 International Court of Justice Advisory Opinion, the role of the UN, nuclear weapons spending & divestment, law relating to the possession of nuclear weapons and the Vancouver Declaration on the Legal Imperative for Nuclear Abolition. See also www.abolitionforum.org.
the second edition of the Nuclear Abolition Forum. This edition examines nuclear deterrence, the role it plays in security policies, its benefits and/or risks, and an exploration on how security could be achieved without nuclear deterrence in order to facilitate the establishment of a nuclear weapons free world.