Mayors and parliamentarians from 40 countries call on Russia and the US to preserve the INF Treaty

Mayors, parliamentarians, policy experts and civil society representatives send a joint appeal to USA and Russia, which calls on them to preserve the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, prevent a new nuclear arms race in Europe and undertake measures to reduce the risk of a nuclear conflict. Appeal was drafted and adopted at a European regional conference on Nuclear Disarmament and Divestment in Basel, January 15.  Read more

Mayors and parliamentarians meet in Basel to discuss disarmament and sustainable security

Basel conference brings legislators, experts and civil society representatives together to discuss the INF Treaty, disarmament and divestment from weapons and fossil fuel industries.PNND invites legislators and civil society representatives to endorse the Basel Appeal for Disarmament and Sustainable Security. Read more

Parliamentary action to preserve the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

Photo: Presidents Reagan and Gorbachev sign the INF Treaty in 1987On October 20, 2018, U.S. President Trump announced his intent to withdraw the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.Legislators in the U.S and Europe are taking action to save the INF and prevent a new nuclear arms race. Read more

COP 24 and the role of parliamentarians on climate change and nuclear disarmament

UN climate change conference underway in Katowice, Poland.PNND makes links between nuclear disarmament and climate protection, and participates in the IPU meeting of parliamentarians and launch of the Global Renewables Congress. Read more

The two Koreas open liaison office as international conference connects peace, nuclear disarmament and sustainable development

North and South Korea establish a joint liaison office and agree to demilitarization steps ahead of upcoming Pyongyang Summit.International aid conference emphasises importance of peace and nuclear disarmament.PNND Korea meets to discuss parliamentary action. Read more

U.S. No-First Use campaign builds momentum with support from legislators at federal, state and city levels

Resolutions promoting a No-First-Use policy for nuclear weapons are adopted in California State Legislature, Baltimore City Council, Los Angeles City and U.S. Conference of Mayors.These support initiatives in US Congress introduced by Senator Markey and Reps Lieu and Smith. Read more

OSCE parliamentarians call for confidence building measures including no-first-use of nuclear weapons

Parliamentarians meet in Berlin for OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. Declaration on human rights, peace, security and the environment is adopted. The meeting precedes NATO Assembly in Brussels and Trump-Putin Summit in Helsinki. Read more

Trump - Putin summit: Time for dialogue, detente and disarmament

President Trump and President Putin to meet in Helsinki on July 16.Nuclear arms control will likely be on the agenda for the meeting. Read more

UK House of Commons event: Trident could be cancelled without losing jobs

PNND member Fabian Hamilton MP hosts event at Westminster.
New report released on Defense Diversification and the Trident nuclear weapons system. Read more

Women legislators release appeal for common security for a sustainable and nuclear-weapon-free world

On May 24, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres released Securing our Common Future: An Agenda for Disarmament. May 24 was also Women's International Day for Peace and Disarmament. PNND women leaders used the occasion to release an appeal Common security for a sustainable and nuclear-weapon-free world. Read more