The Russell-Einstein Manifesto of 1955 was a major step in the nuclear disarmament campaign by prominent members of the scientific community.
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.
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.
Remarks to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development
Written by Steven Staples, Rideau Institute
My name is Steven Staples and I am the President of the Rideau Institute on International Affairs, an independent non-partisan research, advocacy and consulting group based in Ottawa. Today I would like to focus on two areas that are emerging as priorities for the Obama administration, and offer Canada the opportunity to pursue our national interests through a more secure world. The first is enhancing space security; the second, supporting nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation.