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UNFOLD ZERO at the UN nuclear disarmament working group

From Feb 22-25, governments and civil society met at the Palais des Nations (United Nations) in Geneva for the first sessions of the UN Open Ended Working Group on Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations. The deliberations, chaired by Ambassador Thani Thongphakdi of Thailand, opened up a refreshing and productive dialogue between

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Kofi Annan opens the OEWG – delegations express cautious optimism

Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, kicked off the UN Open Ended Working Group on Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations (OEWG) yesterday (Monday Feb 22) with a speech of encouragement and optimism. He lamented that nations, until now, have not focused sufficiently on nuclear disarmament. Annan recalled

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UNFOLD ZERO welcomes OEWG delegates with origami cranes

As government and civil society delegations rolled into Conference Room XIX of the Palais de Nations (Geneva) today for the first session of the UN Open Ended Working Group, they were welcomed with gifts of origami cranes from UNFOLD ZERO. The OEWG was established by the United Nations General Assembly

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Nuclear disarmament – can the United Nations deliver?

The very first resolution of the United Nations, adopted by consensus in 1946, established a commission whose task was to make recommendations on the elimination at atomic weapons from national arsenals. 70 years later the world appears no closer to achieving this aspiration. Does this indicate a failure of the

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Thailand to lead new UN nuclear disarmament process

85 governments met at the Palais des Nations (United Nations) in Geneva on January 28 in the first informal session of the Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) – a new UN process established to undertake substantive work on the legal measures and norms required to achieve a nuclear-weapon-free world. The

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UN Open Ended Working Group – win a trip to Geneva!

Send us your idea for an action to support the new UN nuclear disarmament process and win a trip to Geneva to participate in the official deliberations! Nuclear disarmament talks have been blocked for decades. But now there is an opening that could make a difference! The United Nations has

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