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. Read more

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.  Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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.  Read more

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. Read more

Endorse Protect People and the Planet: Appeal for a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World

Invitation to endorse this Global Appeal to end the nuclear threat, abolish nuclear weapons and shift the weapons budgets and investments to support public health, COVID-19 recovery, the climate and sustainable development. Read more

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). Read more

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? Read more

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. Read more