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Treaty of Tlatelolco Wins Future Policy Award

Latin American and Caribbean Nuclear Weapons Free Zone takes top disarmament award – Argentina and New Zealand win silver

Hamburg/Geneva/New York – 23 October 2013: The “Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean” (a.k.a. the “Treaty of Tlatelolco”) was today proclaimed winner of the 2013 Future Policy Award for sustainable disarmament, beating 24 other nominated policies to the prize. The award will be presented at a ceremony this evening at UN Headquarters by the World Future Council, the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).

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Seven policies contend for international award: Shortlist reflects successful disarmament efforts worldwide

Hamburg/Geneva/New York – 7 October 2013: Seven disarmament policies from five continents have been shortlisted as final contenders for the 2013 Future Policy Award.

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25 innovative disarmament policies nominated for Future Policy Award 2013

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Hamburg/Geneva/New York– 6 June 2013: The World Future Council has today announced the nominations of the Future Policy Award 2013. In partnership with the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), this year’s award seeks to highlight disarmament policies that contribute to the achievement of peace, sustainable development and human security. In response to a worldwide call for nominations, the World Future Council has received 25 nominations of best policy practice from all continents.

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2013 Future Policy Award celebrates world’s best disarmament policies

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World Future Council partners with the United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs Hamburg

Hamburg/New York, 19 March – The World Future Council is pleased to announce that this year’s Future Policy Award will celebrate the world’s best disarmament policies. The World Future Council is collaborating with the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs to encourage new thinking on disarmament and to advance common solutions to this global problem.

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Appeal to Rio+20: Disarmament for Sustainable Development

A Tank made of Bread

Hamburg / Rio de Janeiro, 15. June – A lifesize Tank made of Bread will support our Rio+20 appeal to redirect military spending to fund human needs and sustainable development. To demand the Rio+20 Earth Summit to address this issue, the initiative already counts with the endorsement of over 30 Nobel Prize laureates among other respected personalities (see full list).

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The inconvenient truth about the climate-nuclear nexus

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Uncovering the oft-neglected linkages between nuclear and climate risks

Hamburg / London, 12 September 2011. Climate change will be the focus on Wednesday, 14 September, when Al Gore follows up his award-winning film “An Inconvenient Truth” with the Climate Reality Project (www.climaterealityproject.org), a 24-hour campaign aimed at revealing the complete truth of the climate crisis.

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Nuclear risk and climate change connection analyzed in new World Future Council report

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Groundbreaking research examines convergence of nuclear and climate threats and its implications for global security

Hamburg, Germany, 17th of May: The World Future Council (WFC) released its latest report today, entitled Climate Change, Nuclear Risks and Nuclear Disarmament: From Security Threats to Sustainable Peace. It is the outcome of groundbreaking research by a member of the WFC Peace and Disarmament Working Group, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Scheffran of the University of Hamburg.

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Moving Beyond Nuclear Deterrence to a Nuclear Weapons Free World

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This second edition of the Nuclear Abolition Forum is dedicated to an examination of the nuclear deterrence doctrine – the role it plays in security policies, its benefits and/or risks, and an exploration on how security could be achieved without nuclear deterrence in order to facilitate the establishment of a nuclear weapons-free world.

Handbook: Supporting nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament

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The Handbook “Supporting nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament” identifies existing examples of good practice in the area of nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament and offers recommendations for further parliamentary action. The Inter-Parliamentary Union has commissioned Rob van Riet, Coordinator of the WFC Disarmament Programme, and Alyn Ware, Global Coordinator of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) and WFC Councillor, to produce the handbook.

   

International Humanitarian Law and Nuclear Weapons

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The inaugural issue of the Nuclear Abolition Forum offers a variety of perspectives on international humanitarian law (IHL) and nuclear weapons, including the development of IHL since the 1996 International Court of Justice Advisory Opinion on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons and the current state of the law with regard to use, threat and possession of nuclear weapons.