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

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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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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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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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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.

Paul Meyer – Presentation for UNGA First Committee, New York, October 13, 2011

It is good to return briefly to this locale in the bowels of the UN to speak to a subject which deserves more attention. The Space Security 2011 publication provides an excellent overview of the developments taking place that are relevant to outer space security. Its description of the ever increasing number of participants in outer space and the wide array of services which are provided via space-based assets, reminds us of the heavy dependence all humanity now has on the continued peaceful use of outer space. If this benign environment was ever to become a battleground for destructive military operations, the disruption of global space activity would be immense. Even the mere threat of this occurring would have detrimental consequences for international security and prosperity.

Read presentation [pdf].