Event Date: 23rd May 2020
Dear Southern Region CND,
This Saturday May 23, nuclear disamarmament campaigners from around the world will be coming together (via zoom video conference) for the annual strategy and planning meeting of Abolition 2000, the global civil-society network to eliminate nuclear weapons.
The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that nuclear weapons are useless in addressing the real human security issues of the 21st Century. Indeed, they only add to our insecurity. Yet nuclear-armed governments continue to spend $100 billion per year to develop, deploy and threaten to use these weapons of mass destruction.
The Abolition 2000 annual meeting will include discussion on how the political changes arising from COVID-19 impact nuclear weapons policies and nuclear abolition campaigns. It will include updates from affiliated campaigns and networks like Mayors for Peace, UNFOLD ZERO and Move the Nuclear Weapons Money campaign, and working groups like the Abolition 2000 Youth Network, Nuclear Weapons and International Law and Nuclear Risk Reduction. And it will include new proposals for civil society action.
The Abolition 2000 annual meeting will be held in two sessions, with session 1 held twice at different times in order to enable participation from people in differing time zones all around the world. Click here for more information on the sessions and program. Click hereto register.
Abolition 2000 is a global network open to organisations, individuals and affiliated campaigns working for the global elimination of nuclear weapons. It was established in New York in 1995 during the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review and Extension Conference.
Over 2000 organisations around the world have joined Abolition 2000 by endorsing the founding statement which continues to guide the network. The statement focuses on comprehensive goals, such as a global treaty for the elimination of nuclear weapons that includes the nuclear-armed States, as well as incremental measures, such as the establishment of nuclear-weapon free zones, affirmation of the illegality of nuclear weapons under existing international law, an end to nuclear testing and achieving pledges of non-use of nuclear weapons.