Oslo 2013 Nuclear conferences

17.03.2013 Baher Kamal

Anti-Nukes Move from Norway to Bahrain

After a full week of intensive activities in Oslo during the Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, major anti-nuclear campaigners moved Monday to the Bahraini capital, Manama, in yet another step towards the abolition of atomic weapons. “Nuclear weapons – the most inhuman and destructive of all tools … »

13.03.2013 Pressenza IPA

Striving for a Nuclear Weapons Free World

Striving for a Nuclear Weapons Free World

Since the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site 20 years ago, Kazakhstan has been committed to put an end to nuclear weapons. Last year, the Nazarbayev Center was created in Astana to pursue this fight. Roman Vassilenko, Deputy Director of the Center, is very much involved in this issue. »

05.03.2013 Pressenza IPA

Historic movement begins towards ban on nuclear weapons

Pressenza republishes this press release from Article36 website. 127 states have taken part in the first-ever conference on the humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons, and will meet again in Mexico to take the next step in this initiative to address the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons. This … »

05.03.2013 Tony Robinson

Nations agree to continue working towards a ban on nuclear weapons

Nations agree to continue working towards a ban on nuclear weapons

In Oslo today 127 nations, together with international organisations and civil society representatives wrapped up their 2 day conference on the humanitarian consequences of a nuclear war. Presentation after presentation by organisations, experts and survivors left those delegates present in no doubt that nuclear weapons have no place in global … »

05.03.2013 Pressenza IPA

Book review: ‘5 myths about nuclear weapons’ by Ward Wilson

Book review: ‘5 myths about nuclear weapons’ by Ward Wilson

By Jean-Marie Collin, “Blog Défense et Géopolitique, Alternatives-Internationales” Here’s a book worth reading!  Its author, Ward Wilson, deconstructs in simple terms the myths that “protect nuclear arsenals”.  His book is a success, because after publication in January last year, he hasn’t stopped travelling the world and large international … »

04.03.2013 Pressenza IPA

UK government criticised for ignoring peace conference

UK government criticised for ignoring peace conference

Bill Kidd MSP, a Co-President Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, is the only parliamentarian from anywhere in the UK attending the historic conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons organised in Oslo by the Norwegian Government. Mr Kidd said: “I am attending this very important conference in Oslo … »

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