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

The two major metalworkers trade unions in Italy (FIM-CISL and FIOM-CGIL), who are members of the Italian Disarmament Network, are pleased to inform nuclear abolitionists that the following amendment was presented by the Italian trade union confederation to the Seville Conference of ETUC. The amendment, which reads as follows, was adopted.

"The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) calls on the European Union to work to achieve a world free of weapons of mass destruction within the shortest possible time and, with the aim to convert war economies into peace economies, calls for major reductions in military expenditure which diverts resources from urgent development needs, and for new initiatives to regulate and control world arms production and trade."

The Italian Disarmament Network believes that strong alliances between disarmament activists and trade unions is essential to the struggle towards total abolition of nuclear weapons and "general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control".