3rd Global Conference on Humanitarian Dimension of Nuclear Weapons, Vienna Dec 8-9
Did you see the John Oliver black comedy from the HBO network last month on recent near misses and accidents involving nuclear weapons? Are you concerned about the catastrophic health and environmental consequences of any use of nuclear weapons by accident, miscalculation or intent? Are you concerned that governments and public are not giving enough attention to this critical issue?
Public and government apathy about nuclear dangers is being challenged by a renewed focus on the humanitarian dimension of nuclear weapons. This includes a number of international conferences hosted by concerned governments, the next of which will be in Vienna, December 8-9 2014, hosted by the Austrian government (see Vienna conference).
What you can do?
Come to Vienna
Promote the conference in your parliament
The Vienna conference, and the issue of humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons, can be promoted by parliamentarians through joint statements, parliamentary questions, motions and events. Already the Vienna conference has been supported in the resolution adopted by the 130th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and in a resolution submitted to the Austrian parliament by PNND Co-President Christine Muttonen.
Other PNND members have organised events, debates and resolutions in key parliaments to promote the previous conferences in Mexico and Oslo. This included actions in non-nuclear and nuclear-weapon States.
Please keep PNND informed of actions taken by yourself or in your parliament to support the Vienna conference.
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