13:15-14:45, Thursday, May 10
NGO Room: Room M2, Vienna International Centre
An update on parliamentary actions since the 2010 NPT Review Conference on key non-proliferation and disarmament measures, plus recommendations for further action.
Alyn Ware (Aotearoa-New Zealand)
PNND Global Coordinator
Marit Nybakk MP (Norway)
Vice-President of the Norwegian Parliament, PNND Co-President
Bill Kidd MSP (Scotland)
Deputy Whip Scottish Parliament, PNND Council Member
Rob van Riet (Netherlands/UK)
World Future Council Disarmament Programs and PNND UK Coordinator
Muna Makhamreh (Jordan)
PNND Coordinator for Arab Countries
Jean-Marie Collin (France)
PNND France Coordinator
The event will include a preview of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Handbook on Parliamentary Measures to Support Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament which will be released in October and sent to every parliament.
At a time when the international community is facing unprecedented global challenges, parliamentarians can take on leading roles in ensuring sustainable global security, while reducing the diversion of precious resources from human needs... I salute Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament for its related efforts and for its work towards building support for a nuclear weapon convention.
- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon,
Excerpt from a letter to every parliament in the world, February 2010
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