Abolition 2000 is a worldwide network working for a global treaty to eliminate nuclear weapons.

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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Roy Hattersley, The Guardian

The nuclear deterrent changed my life. In the early 60s - having been rejected by a dozen safe Labour constituencies - I decided that London and parliament were not for me. I would remain in the north, administer my small part of the health service, and guide the housing department of Sheffield city council. Then Hugh Gaitskill promised to "fight and fight again to save the party we love". Suddenly, all I wanted was to be a foot soldier in the battle against the forces of unreason demanding unilateral nuclear disarmament. So I set off again on the long and winding road that led to the Sparkbrook division of Birmingham.


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