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

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

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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.

This result is a significant step forward for the campaign Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention, endorsed by 730 members of the Order of Canada and led by Murray Thomson, O.C., Douglas Roche, O.C. and John Polanyi, C.C.

read the motion [doc] or [pdf]

Media Comment on the Motion

Douglas Roche, December 15, 2010, in the Embassy, under the headline NON-PROLIFERATION MEETS NON-PARTISANSHIP, points out that " Though the motion is not binding on the government, it is evident that the Cabinet cannot dismiss the expressed view of both the House of Commons and the Senate, backed by 535 members of the Order of Canada, which by definition is composed of Canada’s most prestigious citizens."  He describes the inside story of the steps that led to the motion.

Ernie Regehr, December 10, 2010 writing in Disarming Conflict calls the motion "an extraordinary show of unity"

  • Many of you will have heard about the Parliamentary resolution in support of a nuclear weapons convention. The full story on how that came to be is yet to be told; in the meantime see the full resolution and a note on the work it supports and mandates.
  • A year ago a group of NGOs hosted an Ottawa experts seminar that, among other things, addressed the NATO Strategic Concept that was then under review. As you know, a new Strategic Concept has been approved, and while it certainly doesn’t make all the changes that are required, it does make a number of specific changes that we recommended a year ago.