Practical Steps to Zero Nuclear Weapons: Conference Briefing Paper

Tasneem Jamal Nuclear Weapons

This briefing outlines recommendations that came out of  “Practical Steps to Zero Nuclear Weapons,” a conference held in Ottawa in January 2010 and sponsored by the Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the Canadian Pugwash Group, Physicians for Global Survival, Project Ploughshares and World Federalist Movement Canada. A full report on the conference is available here.

In light of the shift in global thinking for a nuclear weapons-free world, a position championed by the Obama administration, the conferenence recommendations called on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to actively support new calls for a global treaty to ban all nuclear weapons by publicly addressing and reaffirming Canada’s commitment to nuclear disarmament.

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