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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.

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

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.

Newsflash

10 Good News Stories published by Murray Thomson, O.C. [Good News Service #48]

  1. UN votes to outlaw nuclear weapons in 2017
  2.  AVAAZ : Attracts attention for more than 100 actions  on climate change, protecting wild-life, supporting refugees and saving the oceans.
  3. UN Manual seeks to protect Indigenous People from unwanted interventions on their lands and territories
  4. IFAD supports dairy farmers in Rwanda, and rural employment in conflict areas in Peru
  5. UN seeks to strengthen international humanitarian law
  6. Fix it! (…which begins with a confession from co-editor Randy)
  7. A swords into ploughshares story
  8. First Nations on the front lines
  9. Engaging the corporate world
  10. What about in Canada?

10 Good News Stories published by Murray Thomson, O.C. [Good News Service #41 January '16]

1. UN Security Council adopts resolution on youth, peace and overcoming violence

2. EU signs program worth 3.6 billion Euros with Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States

3. President creates a Ministry of Indigenous People in Chile

4. Corporate Knights editorial wins Amnesty International Canada's human rights reporting award

5. The UN's International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) helps develop rural employment and income in Nepal

6. Solar powered airports in India inspire officials in Liberia, Malaysia and Vietnam to do likewise

7. Most researchers on creating clean water at the University of Florida are not just pissing around

8. Less poaching in South Africa, more spawning in Maine

9. Putting Climate on the ballot box

10. Three Minutes to Midnight: Is it the final warning?

CANBERRA – The Iran deal may be the most significant agreement on Middle Eastern affairs since the Oslo Accords of 1993. It could prove the signature achievement of Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and the defining foreign policy legacy of U.S. President Barack Obama.

Ramesh Thakur | July 16, 2015

 

Canadian Pugwash Group conference participants at Thinkers' Lodge

Canadian Pugwash conference “The Way Forward to a World Free of Nuclear Weapons” July 9-11, 2015,  at the National Historic Site of Thinkers’ Lodge in Pugwash, Nova Scotia, featured leading Canadian and American experts. The conference  examined the challenges posed by the current international security context and ideas for making real progress on the road to a world without nuclear weapons.  [see Canadian Pugwash Group conference program and speaker presentations "]

Read selected biographies of CPG expert workshop

Read The Way Forward to a World Free of Nuclear Weapons - Summary Report

Read Recommendations to the Government of Canada and Recommandations de Pugwash Canada réuni à Pugwash en juillet 2015

Canada may not be involved with Iran negotiations, but it does play a key role in efforts to realize a treaty to ban the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons [A nuclear agreement in need of Canadian leadership]

Paul Meyer | July 13, 2015