Nuclear Weapons and the International Security Context

 

Pax Christi International co-signed a civil society statement on nuclear weapons and the international security context, addressed to the United Nations First Committee, on 28 October 2014. Coordinated by the Western States Legal Foundation, Oakland, California, USA, a member of the Abolition 2000 Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons, and endorsed by 100 international, national, regional and local civil society organizations in 11 countries, the statement underlines the growing risks of great power war and use of nuclear weapons, and points to the need of linking nuclear weapons abolition to economic equity, democracy, climate and environmental protection, and dismantlement of highly militarized security postures.

 

Abolition 2000 members and partner groups are organizing a large-scale civil society conference, march and rally on these themes on the eve of the 2015 NPT Review Conference, in spring 2015. This will be coupled with the presentation of millions of signatures calling for the total ban and elimination of nuclear weapons, and numerous other local actions around the world. 

 

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