Side event at 2020 NPT Review Conference

Parliamentary actions for disarmament and sustainable development

Parliamentary actions for nuclear disarmament, elimination of landmines and cluster munitions, reductions of military budgets and control of small arms and light weapons. These actions link to the achievement of the sustainable development goals and the UN Secretary-General's Disarmament Agenda.

Friday, May 1, 2020 | United Nations, New York

The Non-Proliferation Treaty includes obligations to prevent nuclear proliferation, achieve nuclear disarmament and make progress on general and complete disarmament. The UN Security Council obliges member states to control weapons and military budgets in order to release resources for social and economic development.

In 2018, UN Secretary-General Antonio released a report Securing our Common Future: An Agenda for Disarmament, which demonstrates links between disarmament of weapons of mass destruction, conventional disarmament and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament is cooperating with Parliamentarians for Global Action, the Parliamentary Forum on Small Arms and Light Weapons, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs, World Future Council and the Global Centre for Security Policy to engage parliamentarians on implementation of the UNSG's disarmament agenda.

This includes highlighting and spreading exemplary legislative action, and producing a parliamentary handbook entitled ‘Assuring our Common Future: A Guide to Parliamentary Action in support of Disarmament for Security and Sustainable Development.’

This event will be held in conjunction with the 2020  Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference which takes place at the United Nations in New York.

A UN grounds pass is required to attend this event. Contact

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