"A comprehensive approach towards nuclear disarmament", conference on Nuclear Disarmament in the European Parliament in Brussels, April 19th
Abolition 2000 Europe is co-organising a Conference in the European Parliament on Thursday April 19th:
"A comprehensive approach towards nuclear disarmament"
The aim of the conference is to:
- Bring Compliance with the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Art. VI and bring the need for a "nuclear weapons convention" (2020 Vision of Mayors for Peace) to the forefront of EU Foreign policy
- Address use of double standards; including the 2 Nuclear Weapon States within the EU & the membership of many EU member states of NATO's Nuclear Planning Group.
- Influence critical EU and NATO members states: Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Sweden & Turkey
- Promote withdrawal of U.S. nuclear weapons from Europe and the creation of a new Nuclear Weapons Free Zone
The conference is organised by: Parliamentary Network on Nuclear Disarmament – Mayors for Peace - ISIS Europe – Abolition 2000 Europe – Olof Palme International Center
We will also have the Abolition 2000 Europe network meeting coinciding with this conference.
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