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  • NPT Presentation PSR Proves a Great Need for Nuclear Disarmament at NPT
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on May 13, 2009

    Today we had a special guest appearance from Dr. Victor Sidel, one of the founders of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) in 1961 and one of the 1981 founders of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), the recipient of the 1985 Nobel Prize for Peace. Read more »

  • Another Step to RevCon 2010
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on May 13, 2009

    Draft recommendations are shaping up for the 2010 RevCon. The Zimbabwean chair released a draft of his recommendations to the NGOs. Read more »

  • NPT Safeguards by the IAEA
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on May 12, 2009

    Bernardo Ribeiro, Office of External Relations and Policy Coordination from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) gave a presentation today at the PrepCom on “NPT Safeguards.” Read more »

  • World Free of Nuclear Weapons Goes to 2010 RevCon
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on May 12, 2009

    Monday PrepCom chair, Ambassador Boniface G. Chidyausiku of Zimbabwe passed out his draft recommendations for the 2010 Review Conference. Read more »

  • I-CAN do a Nuclear Weapons Convention says IPPNW
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on May 8, 2009

    International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) hosted an NGO event Thursday chaired by John Loretz of IPPNW and Dimity Hawkins of International Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Read more »

  • Joe Cirincione at the GSI event and the Indonesian Ambassador GSI- Another Big NGO Event
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on May 8, 2009

    Another big press day for Global Security Institute (GSI) who held a celebrity-studded NGO event May 7 chaired by GSI President Jonathan Granoff in the main conference room. Read more »

  • Iran vs. the United States at the PrepCom
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on May 8, 2009

    Wednesday and Thursday the NPT parties began, and concluded, speaking on "Cluster One" issues (nuclear disarmament and security assurances). U.S.-Iranian disagreement surfaced as a major hurdle to success at the 2010 NPT Review Conference. Read more »

  • Ambassador Loulichki News on Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on May 7, 2009

    Included in a statement by Morocco’s Ambassador, S.E.M. Mohammed Loulichki at the PrepCom are next steps for the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism. Read more »

  • Arab League Speaks to NPT
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on May 7, 2009

    The Arab League's PrepCom statement, delivered by Wael Al-Assad, reported that the League welcomed the vision expressed by the United States, but clarified that action by nuclear weapon states must be taken. Read more »

  • Gareth Evans Pairs up with Christie Brinkley
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on May 6, 2009

    "Progressive Initiatives," an NGO presentation took place today in the main conference room, attracting a lot of attention and press. It was co-sponsored by the Government of Austria and organized by the Global Security Institute. It likely attracted a lot of press due to two of their four speakers; Gareth Evans of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, a famous disarmament expert, and Christie Brinkley, who is just plain famous. Brinkley is also a Board Member of the Global Security Institute. Read more »

  • Philippine to Chair NPT 2010
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on May 6, 2009

    We have waited a long time to know who would chair the NPT 2010 Review Conference. It will be the Philippines Ambassador Libran Nuevas Cabactulan. Read more »

  • PSR endorses CTBT Statement at NPT meeting
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on May 5, 2009

    This afternoon NGO's were given the floor at the NPT PrepCom. Daryl Kimball, Executive Director of the Arms Control Association, made a great statement on, "Realizing the Promise of the CTBT." The Statement was endorsed by over 20 leading experts and organizations in the arms control community, including endorsement of PSR Executive Director, Dr. Peter Wilk. Read more »

  • START CTBT and FMCT- Go USA!
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on May 5, 2009

    It is really a great sign that the Obama Administration gave our new Assistant Secretary, Rose Gottemoeller, the authority to speak so positively on disarmament May 5 at the NPT PrepCom. Secretary Gottemoeller explained how the United States would work on steps towards the U.S.'s NPT Article VI commitment. Read more »

  • NPT May 5, 2009
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on May 5, 2009

    At around 11am today, a message from President Barack Obama to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty PrepCom was read by Assistant Secretary of State and Verification, Compliance, and Implementation, Rose Gottemoeller. Read more »

  • NPT May 4, 2009
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on May 4, 2009

    Amazing, with every state mentioning it as they make statements in 5 different languages, the theme of the PrepCom seems to be a "nuclear weapon free world." This is a positive start for the first day of the two week conference that will establish an agenda for the five year NPT review conference to be held in 2010. Read more »

  • President Signs Omnibus Spending Bill, Promotes Security and Nuclear Non-Proliferation
    Posted by Mae Stevens on March 12, 2009

    President Obama signed the Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act, H.R. 1105, which continues the policy shift away from the build up of nuclear weapons and toward efforts to stabilize U.S. relations throughout the world. Read more »

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