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UNFOLD ZERO presents joint statement to UN High Rep for Disarmament

UNFOLD ZERO joined Mayors for Peace, Religions for Peace and Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament in a meeting on Friday June 30 with Ms Izumi Nakamitsu, the United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs. We commended Ms Nakamitsu on her appointment to this important position, and we discussed cooperation

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The nuclear ban is coming. Draft treaty released.

The United Nations negotiations for a legally binding agreement on the prohibition of nuclear weapons have moved into the next (and possibly penultimate) stage. On May 22, Ambassador Whyte Gómez (Costa Rica), the President of the UN negotiating conference, released a Draft of the ban treaty. As expected the draft

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UNFOLD ZERO: Ban treaty should prohibit nuclear weapons financing!

Nuclear-armed states currently spend US$100 billion collectively on nuclear weapons programs every year. The corporations manufacturing the weapons and their delivery systems are a major driver of the nuclear arms race. They actively lobby their parliaments and governments to continue allocating the funds to nuclear weapons. And they support think

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UNFOLD ZERO/PNND event in New York as ban treaty negotiations commence

UNFOLD ZERO and PNND held the fourth in a series of Consultations on nuclear disarmament negotiations and parliamentary action in New York on Feb 15, the day before the United Nations commenced negotiations on a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons (‘ban treaty’). The consultation included diplomats, lawyers and

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Nuclear Missile spotted in Geneva at Place des Nations!

On January 23, UNFOLD ZERO, Basel Peace Office, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) and the World Future Council braved the cold to hold a 3D art event in the the Place des Nations in front of the UN in Geneva. The event attracted both tourists and locals who

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UN Secretary-General commits to nuclear abolition

On Monday January 23, UN Secretary-General António Guterres announced his commitment to the abolition of nuclear weapons. Speaking by video message to the opening of the Conference on Disarmament at the United Nations in Geneva, Mr Guterres said: “As Secretary-General, I am firmly resolved to actively pursue the abolition of

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Time to implement UN Resolution 1 (1)

On January 24, 1946, the United Nations General Assembly adopted by consensus its very first resolution Resolution 1 (I), which established a commission of the UN Security Council to ensure ‘the elimination from national armaments of atomic weapons and all other major weapons adaptable to mass destruction.’ UNFOLD ZERO highlights

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