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IPU Parliamentary pledge for peace: PNND roundtable on LAW not War

A declaration Parliamentary diplomacy: Building bridges for peace and understanding is adopted at the 148th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. PNND Global Coordinator Alyn Ware speaks at the IPU plenary prior to adoption of the declaration. PNND also holds a related roundtable discussion at the IPU Assembly on Addressing strategic and existential threats through common security and the rule of law.

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PNND Co-President Senator Markey announces legislation to HALT the global nuclear arms race

On the 40th anniversary of the historic 1984 Nuclear Freeze Resolution adopted by the US House of Representatives, PNND Co-President Edward Markey introduces the Hastening Arms Limitation Talks (HALT) Act into the Senate to establish a 21st century freeze on the testing, production, and deployment of nuclear weapons. A companion bill is introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by PNND Member Jim McGovern. 

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Parliamentary engagement vital for NPT goals of nuclear-risk reduction and disarmament

PNND makes proposals to the 2023 Meeting of States Parties to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) at the United Nations in Vienna.

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OSCE legislators oppose Russian invasion & nuclear threats and promote UN Future Summit

OSCE Parliamentary Assembly adopts the Vancouver Declaration.

PNND side-event takes forward key decisions on nuclear risk-reduction, disarmament and the Summit of the Future.


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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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