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

1st July 2008 International Conference marking 40th anniversary NPT at the European Parliament, Brussels



EP section of PNND (Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament), Belgian PNND, Mayors for Peace, Abolition 2000 Europe, Abolition 2000 Belgium, International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War, Greenpeace and CNAPD

Please find here more details of the "Parliamentary endorsement of the Nuclear Weapons Convention".

H.E. the Ambassador of Costa Rica has been invited as a guest. Costa Rica submitted the Nuclear Weapons Convention at the UN General Assembly in December 2007


Abolition 2000-Europe General Assembly

Posted by Abolition, 18th Apr 2008 | Category: Events
Abolition 2000-Europe General Assembly
Friday, 2nd May 2008, 3:00-5:00 pm
NGO room, United Nation, Geneva (More)

During the meeting of the NPT Preparatory Committee (28 April - 9 May 2008 at the UN in Geneva), Abolition 2000 Europe and Mayors for Peace 2020 Vision Campaign organise a conference on "The European Union and the Nuclear Weapon Convention".

When: 1:15-2:45pm , Monday, 28 April 2008
Where: NGO room
Contact: Dominique Lalanne, Abolition 2000-Europe; co-sponsored by Mayors for Peace 2020 Vision Campaign
e-mail :
Website: abolition2000europe.org


From 25th to 30th August 2008, GAAA (Non-Violent Action for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons) organises a civil disobedience camp at B?chel nuclear weapons base, together with local activists from Initiative Circle against Nuclear Weapons. Following 7 years of public actions, calling on the soldiers in the base to refuse to follow illegal orders, and resist the deployment of nuclear weapons, the action will this year take the form of a civil inspection of the base, where people will enter without permission to disrupt the working of the base.

Website: http://bye-bye-nuclear-bombs.gaaa.org
More info in English: http://bye-bye-nuclear-bombs.gaaa.org/info-en.pdf


2nd Preparatory Committee for the 2010
Review Conference of the Non-Proliferation-Treaty (NPT Prep Com) at the United Nations in Geneva

25th April to 4th May 2008


BANg is a European youth network. It was founded after the failure of the NPT Conference in 2005 Youth delegations have been participating in the last three confer-ences in New York 2004 and 2005, as well as in Vienna 2007. Our aim is to raise awareness of the nuclear issue because nukes endanger our future. We want to invite all youth to come to the NPT Prep Com and take part in our study and action trip to Geneva.
Register now online!


Big Blockade of Faslane, Scotland, 1st October

Posted by Abolition, 21st Sep 2007 | Category: Events
Hundreds of peace activists will risk arrest on October 1st when over a
thousand people are expected to join in a “Big Blockade” of Faslane
Naval Base. This will be the culmination of the Faslane 365 year of
actions against Trident, Britain’s weapon of mass destruction. People
and groups from all over Britain (and abroad) will use diverse
nonviolent methods to block the entrances to the nuclear base and
disrupt the ongoing deployment of Trident.

'US Missile Defence: Towards a new cold war?'

A conference organized by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
1st September 2007 • Khalili Theatre, SOAS, London

While the US administration has been pursuing preemptive war in the Middle
East, it has also been developing a provocative new weapons system —
National Missile Defence (NMD) — often known as 'Star Wars'.

BANg Action Academy at Faslane and Postcard Competition

Posted by Abolition, 12th Jun 2007 | Category: Events
The European Youth Network for Nuclear Disarmament BANg is organising several activities this summer: 



Posted by Abolition, 10th May 2007 | Category: Events
During the meeting of Bologna on April 15.2007 it was promoted a project: the “CONVOY AGAINST WAR , FOR PEACE AND DISARMING” that will start on May 19 2007 and will spread from the North-West, the North-East and from the South.

Aim of the “CONVOY” is to awaken public opinion and gather subjects that think to expand the present territorial conflicts on decisive points of a consistent peace engagement


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.


Online regsitration form


Darmstadt, located close to Frankfurt am Main in Germany, hosts two major European and one US space facilities: the European Space Operation Centre (ESOC), which plans and conducts satellite operations for the European Space Agency; the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), which delivers weather and climate-related satellite data and images; and on the outskirts of the town a US spy station, which is part of the global Echelon surveillance system.

Two days of discussion, strategizing, planning, and protest will inform us all about the increasing role of space in the European Security and Defense Policy, about NATO and European missile defense plans, how these are related to US plans to dominate space in order to control the Earth, and what we can do about it.

More info: Global Network

IPPNW Switzerland cordially invite you to attend a symposium, which will take place in the spring of 2007, from March 22nd to 25th on beautiful Monte Verità, above Ascona in the Southern Swiss Canton of Ticino. The general topic will be the „Growing nuclearisation of the world“. Specifically we want to discuss, if the time has come to promote Nuclear Weapon Free Zones in Europe and the Middle East.

More info, programme, registration, etc. on the website: www.ippnw.ch


Trident Ploughshares action Camp, Scotland, 29/7-12/8:

Posted by Abolition, 14th Jul 2006 | Category: Events
Protesters Gather at Sharp End of Trident Debate

From 29th July to 12th August anti-Trident protesters will gather for a disarmament camp
at Peaton Wood on Loch Long, just half a mile away from RNAD Coulport where nuclear
warheads are stored and loaded onto Trident submarines.

Thursday 6th and Friday 7th July 2006

You are invited to a conference to mark the 10th anniversary of the World Court’s advisory opinion on the threat or use of nuclear weapons. It will be on 6-7 July 2006 in the European Parliament in Brussels.

Organised by Abolition 2000 Europe, International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms, International Peace Bureau, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.

Book online:
Download conference programme (.pdf)

Other events in Brussels 6,7,8 July


Extra events in Brussels during and after

Posted by Abolition, 29th May 2006 | Category: Events
Here is more information about events in Brussels next week.

The Last Atomic Bomb Thursday 6 July, 6pm - 7:30pm

Return to the ICJ Planning Meeting

Abolition 2000 Europe Network Meeting: Thursday 6th July, 8 pm, Bond Beter Leefmilieu, Tweekerkenstraat 47, Brussels

Activist Workshop
: Friday 7th July, 6pm-8pm, at or near European Parliament

Bombspotting Action at NATO hq: Saturday 8th July, Meet at 10:30am, Brussels Central Train Station
From 10th to 12th March 2006, the 3rd "Nuclear Disarmament Days" event will be held in Vitry-Sur-Seine in France. The event, organised by Abolition 2000 France will have workshops, discussions and plenary sessions dealing with the current situation regarding nuclear weapons, as well as strategies for nuclear disarmament.

Download the leaflet (French .pdf)
View the programme
Thursday 23rd November

An international conference in the European Parliament on a comprehensive approach towards nuclear disarmament. Key-organisers are Abolition 2000 Europe, PNND (Parliamentary Network for Nuclear Disarmament), Olof Palme International Center and most probably it will become an official EU conference as we have gathered support from key MEP's from the six largest political parties in the EP. The conference wants to look to the growing role of the EU on non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament and look to lessons learned from past disarmament treaties. The conference will address the preservation of the coherence of the NPT: non-proliferation and disarmament. We will end the conference with a strong focus on compliance with NPT Article VI and discuss the way ahead for the EU to pursue nuclear disarmament at the 2007 NPT PrepCom. This will be an ideal moment for you to get in touch with MEP's.

The construction of foreign military bases in Afghanistan and Iraq; the cases of torture at the bases in Guantanamo and Diego Garcia; the construction of new bases in Okinawa; the "realignment" of military alliances in Asia; and the dramatic increase of joint military exercises as part of the so-called "global war against terror" have highlighted how foreign military bases, other forms of  military presence, and militarization of whole societies are used to secure certain states' and corporations' interests at the cost of democracy, justice, and sovereignty around the world.


Chernobyl +20 Walk (Belgium): Take steps to end nuclear power!

Posted by Abolition, 15th Nov 2005 | Category: Events
From Saturday April 15th to Wednesday April 26th 2006 For Mother Earth, the Flemish
member of Friends of the Earth International, organises a 150 km anti-nuclear walk across
Belgium from the nuclear power plant (NPP) of Tihange (near Namur) to the NPP of Doel
(near Antwerp) to mark the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. The walk will draw
attention to the many problems related to the use of nuclear energy including reactor
safety; the unresolved problem of nuclear waste storage; the high costs of atomic energy;
the growing terrorist threat for nuclear power stations; human rights violations due to
uranium mining and the storage of nuclear waste on the lands of Indigenous Peoples; and
the proliferation of civilian nuclear technologies to military programs.

More info: www.motherearth.org/tour

"Nuclear Disarmament, Let's Make it Happen"
Let's join together all youth in Europe & beyond who care about a future free of nukes!
We want to share ideas on what we can do to create a strong, young and creative peace movement for nuclear disarmament, and plan actions together!



Posted by Abolition, 19th Oct 2005 | Category: Events

20-21 October 2005, European Parliament, Brussels It begins at 11am on Thursday 20 October in Room ASP-1G3 (first floor, Altiero Spinelli Building area G, room 3), and continues until lunchtime on Friday 21 October. In order to enter the European Parliament, please come to the entrance to the Altiero Spinelli building of the Parliament in rue Wiertz, which is a continuation of rue Remorqueur, off the main rue Belliard. The entrance to the Altiero Spinelli building is on the right. The Maalbeek and the Schuman Metro stations are closest to the Parliament. Both are some minutes’ walk away from it. Please try to allow some time for collecting your credential, which will be available at the entrance, and passing through the Parliament’s security checks. (More)