United Nations, NY May 1

Parliamentary actions for nuclear disarmament

Discussion of the roles and actions of legislators (parliamentarians) to reduce nuclear risks, prevent nuclear proliferation and advance nuclear disarmament.

Conference Room C, United Nations (New York).
May 1, 2019. 12:00 - 13:00

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | United Nations, New York


  • Douglas Roche (Canada), Founding Chair of PNND. Former Disarmament Ambassaador for Canada;
  • Marzhan Nurzhan (Kazakhstan/Switzerland), PNND coordinator for CIS (Russia and other former Soviet) countries;
  • Jessica Sleight (USA), Global Zero;
  • Rev Masamichi Kamiya (Japan), Religions for Peace;
  • Sooyoung Hwang (Republic of Korea), Peoples Solidarity for Participatory Democracy, PNND Coordinator for South Korea;
  • Kana Hirai (Japan), Peace Depot, PNND Coordinator for Japan

Legislators (parliamentarians) play crucial roles in nuclesar risk-reduction and disarmament. They initiate public and parliamentary dialogue about disarmament issues, monitor government action, help form policy, adopt legislation and allocate budgets.  And they work  with parliamentary colleagues in other countries to build multilateral cooperation on nuclear risk-reduction and disarmament initiatives.

Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) is the only cross-party, global network open to any parliamentarian to join in order to engage in these issues. In cooperation with the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Parliamentary Assembly for the OSCE, PNND has produced a Parliamentary Action Plan for a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World which includes a range of parliamentary actions.  

This side event will include reports and discussion on parliamentary actions, including those in the Action Plan, and on cooperation between parliaments, governments and civil society.

The event will follow immediately after the Global Zero side event which will be highlighting the Global Zero Action Plan and in particular their No-First-Use campaign.

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