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

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

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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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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'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.

News

 

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

Nothing Monotonous About Drones Now

by Erika Simpson

February 6, 2015

Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Ontario's 29th Lieutenant Governor
Member of Canadian Pugwash Group

Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell is bringing a "different approach", she said at her investiture ceremony. 

Douglas Roche speaks on the topic of PEACE

 "Finding Peace After the Violent Summmer of 2014", a speech by Douglas Roche in Calgary

"Action Steps for The Culture of Peace", a speech by Douglas Roche at United Nations High-Level Forum on the Culture of Peace, in New York