Welcome to Canadian Pugwash Group
Education on global security, in a broad sense, is the mandate of Canadian Pugwash, carried out by sponsoring meetings, workshops and roundtables to foster informed discussion of experts, for the purpose of providing information which can be useful in the formation of government policy.
Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention (CNWC) calls on the Government of Canada to participate actively in the new nuclear disarmament negotiations at the United Nations starting March 27. These negotiations, supported by a majority of states of the world and open to all countries, aim to produce a treaty prohibiting all nuclear weapons.
The urgency of this action was highlighted January 26, 2017, when the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the Doomsday Clock to two-and-a-half minutes to midnight – closer than the clock has been since 1953 when the Cold War heated up following U.S. and Russian detonations of thermonuclear bombs.
10 Good News Stories published by Murray Thomson, O.C. [Good News Service #48]
- UN votes to outlaw nuclear weapons in 2017
- AVAAZ : Attracts attention for more than 100 actions on climate change, protecting wild-life, supporting refugees and saving the oceans.
- UN Manual seeks to protect Indigenous People from unwanted interventions on their lands and territories
- IFAD supports dairy farmers in Rwanda, and rural employment in conflict areas in Peru
- UN seeks to strengthen international humanitarian law
- Fix it! (…which begins with a confession from co-editor Randy)
- A swords into ploughshares story
- First Nations on the front lines
- Engaging the corporate world
- What about in Canada?
By: Ernie Regehr | January 28, 2017 | Originally published on thesimonsfoundation.ca
Headlines tell of a burgeoning Russian/American naval nuclear arms race and already tens of billions of dollars are being promised and spent in both countries on “modernizing” seaborne strategic nuclear weapons systems. While tactical nuclear weapons have been kept off their attack and general purpose submarines for at least a generation, there are indications they may be finding their way back. In the meantime, there is not yet any international regime or treaty or political will in place or contemplated for the exercise of seaborne nuclear restraint.
Read the full paper on the Simons Foundation website (pdf, 8 pages)
par Pierre Jasmin | 4 janvier 2017 | via artistespourlapaix.org
Antonio Guterres, le nouveau secrétaire général de l’ONU, est entré en fonction dimanche et a affirmé vouloir faire de 2017 « *une année pour la paix ». Il demande à tous de devenir des acteurs de la paix.