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EVENTS ON THE NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY
April 28 - May 3 - NYC

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This year’s NPT PrepCom takes place in New York City from April 28 to May 9, 2014.

The RLS–NYC is co-organizing four side-events with international speakers alongside this year’s NPT Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) in cooperation with peace organizations from Europe and the United States. The NPT PrepComs prepare the conferences that the United Nations organizes every five years to review the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). This international treaty, which became effective in 1970, aims to prevent nuclear weapons and arms technology from being dispersed further and to reduce the existing stockpiles of nuclear weapons.

Side Events:

1. NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN EUROPE
Stop the Process of Modernization – Start Steps to Disarmament
Mon, 4.28. 10am-1pm l Room C
Dave Webb (CND, UK), Arielle Denis (ICAN, France), Lisa Clark (Beati i Costruttore di Pace, Italy), Ludo de Brabander (vrede, Belgium), Peter Becker (IALANA)

2. THE REVOLUTION IN NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY
Nuclear Weapons and Automatization
Tues, 4.29. 1pm-3pm l UN Church Center
Reiner Braun (IALANA/IPB, Germany), Subrata Ghoshroy (USA/ India), Claus Montonen (INES, Finland), Andrew Lichterman (WSLF, USA)

3. STRATEGIES TO REACH A WORLD WITHOUT NUCLEAR WEAPONS
How to reach an international draft agreement for a nuclear weapons free world and a start of negotiations?
Wed, 4.30. 1pm-3pm l UN Church Center
David Krieger (Middle Power Initiative/INES, USA), Alyn Ware (PNND, New Zealand), Susi Snyder (Pax Christi international), Yayoi Tsuchida (Gensuikyo, Japan)

4. NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND NUCLEAR ENERGY – ABOLISH BOTH
Thur, 5.1. 1pm-3pm l UN Church Center
Dave Webb (CND, UK), David Krieger (Middle Power Initiative/INES, USA), Peter Becker (IALANA), Hirose Taka (Japan Council Against A&H Bombs), Jackie Cabasso (WSLF, USA)

Download the program of the NPT Prep Com Side Events.

Moreover, RLS–NYC is co-organizing an international public conference “Facing the Danger of a 21st Century Great Power War: A Conference on the Centenary of World War I” during the NPT PrepCom. This conference will provide an opportunity for reflection on the world wars of the last century and intends to spark a discussion about the dangers posed by nuclear weapons in the context of new arms races between the world’s leading powers.

The co-conveners of this conference are the Peace and Economic Security Program of the American Friends Service Committee; the International Peace Bureau; the International Association of Lawyers against Nuclear Arms and its U.S. affiliates; the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy; and the Western States Legal Foundation.

FACING THE DANGER OF A 21st CENTURY GREAT POWER WAR
A Conference on the Centenary of World War I

Saturday, May 3, 2014, 9am 5:30 pm,
Assembly Hall, Judson Memorial Church, 229 Thompson St., New York City
(South of Washington Square Park)
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