Newsletter May2023

Toward A Nuclear Free World
Toward A Nuclear Free World

A United Civil Society Push for Spain to Join the TPNW

GENEVA | MADRID, 31 May 2023 (IDN) — Forty-five civil society organisations in Spain have come together to form a coalition with a single mission: to persuade the Spanish government to adhere to the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The Alianza por el Desarme Nuclear (Alliance for Nuclear Disarmament), which has the backing of ICAN, was launched in Madrid on 23 May. It will work to raise public awareness of the treaty’s importance and lobby decision-makers to endorse it.

A Nuclear-Free World Begins with Young Leaders

By Thalif Deen
UNITED NATIONS, 31 May 2023 (IDN) — The United Nations now believes—and perhaps rightly so—that a world free of nuclear weapons should begin primarily with young future leaders.In pursuing this ambitious goal, the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) and the government of Japan are calling on young people to apply for an innovative learning programme that will empower them to make their contribution to a world free of the deadly weapons. (P07) GERMAN | JAPANESE HINDI

The Right to Life: A Missing Perspective on Nuclear Arms

By Thalif Deen
UNITED NATIONS, 21 May 2023 (IDN) — The Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy (LCNP) has made a new submission to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva in advance of its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Russian Federation.Currently, the tentative schedule of the UPR Working Group, with Russia on its agenda, is 13 November, with the adoption of the final report on 17 November.

Arab States Discuss Developments in Nuclear Disarmament

By Bernhard Schell
CAIRO, 10 May 2023 (IDN) — Recent developments in the field of disarmament and non-proliferation, with a focus on the Middle East region, has been the centerpiece of a diplomatic forum in Qatar, which has been joined by high-level officials representing 20 Arab League.

Is Peace Possible in Ukraine?

By Sergio Duarte
The writer is a former UN High Representative for Disarmament.
NEW YORK, 9 May 2023 (IDN) — Under the inspiration of the five powers that won World War II, the United Nations Charter was adopted in 1945 with the objective of regulating international relations and preventing war. Its Preamble expresses “the determination of the peoples of the United Nations to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war”.

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