Statement to the 3rd Preparatory Committee for the 2020 NPT Review Conference

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Nearly fifty years after the entry into force of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the international community remains woefully distant from a credible process that would make even the most optimistic observer believe that the abolition of nuclear weapons is within sight. Read full text.

Statement to the 2018 Preparatory Committee of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

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Delivered by Cesar Jaramillo on behalf of Project Ploughshares April 25, 2018 Geneva, Switzerland Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 39 Issue 2 Summer 2018  Thank you, Chair. The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty has been instrumental to address matters related to the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and peaceful uses of nuclear energy. But it has failed to deliver on the goal of nuclear …

Teaching resources on peace and disarmament: Lessons from the classroom

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Author Anna Jaikaran Anna Jaikaran belongs to no2nuclearweapons, a small Toronto group working toward nuclear disarmament through public education. The group has been giving presentations in high schools since 2010. Anna is also a member of Science for Peace and the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, and is a Campaigner for the 2020 Vision Campaign of Mayors for Peace. Ploughshares Monitor …

A Legacy for the Taking: The time is now for Canada to make anti-nuclear history

Cesar Jaramillo

Author Cesar Jaramillo The Ploughshares Monitor Autumn 2011 Volume 32 Issue 3 A remarkable confluence of circumstances has opened up a window of opportunity for Canada to advance what is arguably the most important international security issue in history: the elimination of nuclear weapons. Not since the heyday of Canada’s contributions to peacekeeping operations and its championing of the Ottawa …

NATO Misses Another Opportunity

Tasneem Jamal

Author Ernie Regehr Published by Embassy, an Ottawa-based foreign policy weekly NATO foreign ministers met in Estonia last month, and the opportunity they missed was for a serious rethink of the presence of US nuclear weapons in Europe. The opportunity presented itself in the form of a somewhat guarded joint letter from the foreign affairs ministers of Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, …

NATO’s Nuclear Declarations

Tasneem Jamal

Author Ernie Regehr The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 2010 Volume 31 Issue 1 NATO’s current nuclear declarations are at serious odds with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and with the reinvigorated global attention to the pursuit of a world without nuclear weapons. That makes the current review of the NATO Strategic Concept1 a major opportunity to change course and to cast NATO …

Practical Steps to Zero Nuclear Weapons: Conference Report

Tasneem Jamal

Sponsored by the Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the Canadian Pugwash Group, Physicians for Global Survival, Project Ploughshares and World Federalist Movement Canada, the report outlines recommendations made during “Practical Steps to Zero Nuclear Weapons,” a conference held in Ottawa in January 2010. In light of the shift in global thinking for a nuclear weapons-free world, a position championed …

NATO’s Strategic Concept, the NPT and Global Zero

Tasneem Jamal

Briefing 10-1 Author Ernie Regehr At the 2009 NATO Summit in Strasbourg/Kehl the Alliance Secretary-General was asked to develop a new Strategic Concept. Member Governments called for a participatory review and the Secretary-General appointed a 12-member Group of Experts, chaired by former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, to guide the process. Amb. Marie Gervais-Vidricaire, currently the Canadian Ambassador to …

Harper Government Missing on Non-Proliferation

Tasneem Jamal

Authors Ernie Regehr and Douglas Roche Published by Embassy, an Ottawa-based foreign policy weekly Retired senator Douglas Roche is Canada’s former ambassador for disarmament High-ranking officials of the US State Department, NATO and the United Nations were in Ottawa last week to meet with the leaders of five national nuclear disarmament groups and experienced civil society leaders. It was all …

World Council of Churches Calls on NATO Leaders to Address Nuclear Policy (2)

Tasneem Jamal

Follow-up letter to the leaders of NATO and of the European Union concerning NATO nuclear policy and its current strategic review from the councils that represent churches across the member states of NATO. World Council of Churches H.E. Mr Anders Fogh Rasmussen NATO Secretary General H.E. Mr Fredrik Reinfeldt Prime Minister of Sweden Swedish Presidency of the European Union H.E. …