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Legislators join nuclear war prevention call at the G7 Summit: Markey’s Letter to President Biden

PNND members and other legislators endorse the Declaration of Public Conscience entitled Nuclear Taboo from Norm to Law.

PNND Co-President Senator Markey sends a joint congressional letter to President Biden urging him to use the G7 Hiroshima Summit to advance nuclear risks reduction and disarmament.

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Senator Markey announces legislation to halt the global nuclear arms race

PNND Co-President Senator Markey introduces the Hastening Arms Limitation Talks (HALT) Act in the US Congress. Congressman Jim McGovern introduces the HALT Act into the US House of Representatives.

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Inter-Parliamentary Union adopts resolutions on cyber-crimes and peaceful coexistence

The 146th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Bahrain last week adopted the Manama Declaration: Promoting peaceful coexistence and inclusive societies: Fighting intolerance and a resolution on Cybercrimes: The new risks to global security.

The IPU also discussed the role of parliamentarians to ensure a successful UN Summit of the Future, scheduled for September 2024. 

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The G20 and beyond: nuclear threats versus a growing norm against nuclear weapons.

G20 leaders affirm that "The threat or use of nuclear weapons is inadmissible."

NoFirstUse Global and Basel Peace Office release briefing papers highlighting the G20 statement and outlining opportunities to consolidate and implement this norm in order to prevent nuclear weapons use in armed conflict and pave the way to a nuclear-weapon-free world.

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Sep 26: International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

September 26 is the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

PNND encourages parliamentarians and members of civil society to commemorate the day by watching the UN High Level meeting on UNTV,  joining the Gorbachev/Shultz Legacy Youth Award event (online) and/or endorsing the global appeal Protect People and the Planet (see below for details).

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From NPT Review Conference to the UN General Assembly

States Parties to the Non-Proliferation Treaty deliberated for four weeks on nuclear risk-reduction, non-proliferation and disarmament measures.

Despite the lack of agreement on a final outcome document, can progress on some of these measures be made at the 77th UN General Assembly which opens later this month and runs until December?

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Nuclear risks extreme says UNSG to NPT Review Conference. PNND calls for renewed leadership!

The 10th Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) opens at the UN and will continue until August 26.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres warns the delegates about increased nuclear risks and the need to take action. PNND calls on the States parties to undertake specific nuclear risk-reduction and disarmament steps.

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OSCE Parliamentary Assembly condemns invasion of Ukraine & urges nuclear risk reduction

The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly adopts the Birmingham Declaration at its Annual Session on July 6.

The Declaration condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine, supports legal measures in response, and urges the adoption of no-first-use policies and other nuclear risk reduction and disarmament measures.

Photo: UK Parliament

 

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