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The Russell-Einstein Manifesto of 1955 was a major step in the nuclear disarmament campaign by prominent members of the scientific community.

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For more than 50 years the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs have been working for the control, reduction, and eventual elimination of nuclear weapons.

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CPG: A proud tradition started by the 22 eminent scientists, the founding group of Pugwash, who gathered at Thinkers' Lodge in 1957, to discuss the path to nuclear disarmament.

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In recognition of all its efforts Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, together with President Joseph Rotblat, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995.

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Nuclear disarmament has always been of central importance to Pugwash. But also - Non-Nuclear Threats to Peace and Security, Institutions for a New World Order, Conflict Resolution, Environment and Global Security, Health, Social and Economic Issues.

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Canadian Pugwash is part of the wider international Pugwash movement. Visit the Pugwash International website.

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800 Recipients of the Order of Canada Call for a Nuclear Weapons Convention. Visit www.nuclearweaponsconvention.ca

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CPG's focus - World peace and promotion of change to advance the cause of peace. Best known for its work on nuclear disarmament, our concern - all causes of global insecurity.

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.

CBC Coverage of Toronto Hiroshima Day with Setsuko Thurlow on Aug 5 (Here and Now) and on Aug 6, 2011

Cherry Picking the Facts with Ballistic Missile Defence by Douglas J. Roche, O.C, Paul Meyer and Peggy Mason [Article on Cherry Picking]


 

 

2007

8 July 2007

PUBLIC FORUM: Communicating the Urgency of Staged Universal Nuclear Disarmament

 

The High School, Village of Pugwash, Nova Scotia   Click here for more information

 

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2007

8 July 2007

PUBLIC FORUM: Communicating the Urgency of Staged Universal Nuclear Disarmament

 

The High School, Village of Pugwash, Nova Scotia   Click here for more information

 

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Canadian Pugwash Group urges the governments of the NATO allies to reconsider and more substantively de-emphasize their own reliance upon nuclear weapons for their own security.

Read the statement

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 - see papers and reports 

1: STATUS OF THE CIRCUMPOLAR NON-NUCLEAR-WEAPON STATES AND OTHER STATES WITH ARCTIC INTERESTS

  • Thordur Aegir Oskarsson, Ambassador of Iceland to Canada: [Oskarsson]
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CSYP has released Volume Two of its annual essay publication.  The focuses range from American nuclear posture, water security, nuclear energy and climate change, and Iranian nuclear ambitions.  Read...

Walter Dorn interviewed on CTV on the repercussions of Dr. Abdullah not participating in the run-off vote in Afghanistan.

A professor at Canadian Forces College says challenger Dr. Abdullah realizes

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Interview video with Jayantha Dhanapala on the future of Nuclear Disarmament, The Agenda with Steve Paikin.

Friday, May 21, 2010

The Interview: Jayantha Dhanapala: The Future of Nuclear Weapons
Jayantha Dhanapala of the Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs, and why he believes global nuclear

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Disarmament Times [click to visit site]

NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace and Security
777 United Nations Plaza Suite 3b
New York, NY 10017
Telephone: (212) 687.5340
Fax: (212) 687.1643
Email:

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Distinguished Service Award to be presented to the Honourable Douglas Roche, O.C. on June 1, 2009, in recognition for his years of Parliamentary service.

Read the press release [doc]

Doug Roche, one of only three Canadians who has served his country as a Member of Parliament, Ambassador and Senator, has been honoured with Distinguished Service Award.  Read his acceptance speech ...

Douglas Roche Named Honorary Citizen of Hiroshima:On July 28, 2010 Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C., former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament and Chairman Emeritus of the Middle Powers Initiative (MPI),
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Calls for Start on Legal Ban of Nuclear Weapons:On July 28, 2010 Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C., former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament and Chairman Emeritus of the Middle Powers Initiative (MPI),
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Dr. Erika Simpson appears on a new podcast put together by the National Film Board of Canada. The podcast features 4 panelists: Patrick Boyer, Douglas Roche, Erika Simpson, and Sergei Plekhanov.See ...

Dr. Ramesh Thakur awarded for the best book on United Nations Waterloo, Canada - July 23, 2008 - The Centre for International Governance Innovation CIGI) is pleased to announce that its

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Canadian Pugwash plans to continue enlarging the French language section of the website, and welcomes new material written by or about any member of Pugwash.
Walter Dorn was interviewed on CTV News Channel Oct 28 about the end of the NATO mission in Libya (http://watch.ctv.ca/news/#clip558083).
Thanks to the initiative of Metta Spencer, the Fall Forum, on the theme of "Zero Nuclear Weapons", and AGM is developing into a magnificent set of panels and activities.  Read more!