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:

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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We have the pleasure to invite you at the international conference “A comprehensive approach towards nuclear disarmament” at the European Parliament in Brussels on Thursday April 19th 2007.

During this conference we wish to explore the possibilities and opportunities for the EU to become increasingly involved in promoting non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament. This conference is very timely in the run-up to the next Non-Proliferation Treaty PrepCom (April 30 – May 11 2007).

The recent nuclear test by North-Korea as well as the nuclear weapons modernisation programs of the nuclear-weapon states are deeply disturbing events. Today nine countries have nuclear weapons compared to six just 10 years ago. On October 16th 2006 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, declared a new approach was necessary as
another 20 or 30 nations have the capacity to develop nuclear weapons in a very short time span. ElBaradei underscored: “It is difficult to maintain the logic that for some countries reliance would be made on nuclear weapons or even trying to develop new nuclear weapons while telling everybody else that is not good for you.”

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan acknowledged the dangerous situation regarding non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament on November 28th 2006: “‘Mutually assured destruction’ has been replaced by mutually assured paralysis. We are asleep at the controls of a fast-moving aircraft. Unless we wake up and take control, the outcome is all too predictable.”

In response to this mounting peril the Mayors for Peace, other global associations, and private citizens are now working together to promote the “2020 Vision Campaign.” The purpose of this campaign is to eliminate all nuclear weapons by the year 2020 through a binding agreement outlawing all nuclear weapons.

Within the United Nations there is widespread support for a global treaty banning all nuclear weapons. This is best illustrated by all countries in the Southern Hemisphere officially being members of Nuclear Weapon Free Zones. However a small number of nuclear weapons states fiercely oppose a global ban on nuclear weapons.

The conference is organised by a cross-party group of members of the European Parliament, the Abolition 2000 Europe network, ISIS Europe, Mayors for Peace, the Olof Palme International Center and the Parliamentary Network for Nuclear Disarmament.

Registrations on-line:
For more information concerning registrations please contact George Farebrother or +44-1323-844 269

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