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

Monday, June 30th, 7:00pm-10:00pm
At the EU Parliament, Room A1G-2

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See also: Conference in EP to mark 40 Years NPT, 1st July

Chair: Dominique Lalanne, Co-ordinator of Abolition 2000 Europe

Panel :

Carl Hartzell, Counsellor for Weapon of Mass Destruction and Political Military Group, Sweden Representation to the EU

H.E. Bobby MacDonagh, Ambassador of Ireland, Permanent Representative to the EU, (TBC)

Dr Rebecca E. Johnson, Executive Director, The Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy

Dr Xanthe Hall, IPPNW Germany, Middle Powers Initiative

Jean-Marie Collin, Observatoire des Armements, Independant consultant

Subject: The EU policy on nuclear weapons is subject to debate. Some States voted for the Nuclear Weapon Convention at the UN General Assembly last December (Ireland, Sweden, Austria, Malta) while most of other States voted against it.

For NGOs the time has come to understand the reasons for the disarmament deadlock. Finding a common basis for breaking the deadlock requires closer cooperation between States and civil society. This meeting attempts to open up discussion on these issues.