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Profile of a successful Diplomat

Jayantha Dhanapala, a keynote speaker at the international conference Building a Nuclear Weapon Free World, is one of the most successful diplomats in the nuclear disarmament field. Fiachra O Raghallaigh, Researcher for the World Future Council, reflects on some of his successes. Have you ever asked yourself how world leaders,

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From the OEWG to Astana: Building a nuclear-weapon-free world

Last Friday (August 19) in Geneva, after 15 days of deliberations over 3 months, the UN Open Ended Working group on nuclear disarmament (OEWG) adopted a report with three recommendations that will be forwarded to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) for action. (See: Advance copy of the OEWG report

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Hiroshima/Nagasaki Day appeal to UN – ban nuclear weapons

Thousands of representatives of civil society from around the world, meeting in Hiroshima this week for the World Conference on Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs, have appealed to the United Nations to commence multilateral negotiations for the complete prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons. The Conference, organised by Gensuikyo and occurring

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Schools Peace Week – August 6-12

In 2003, the New Zealand government and the Peace Foundation launched Schools Peace Week. ‘The goal of Schools’ Peace Week is to promote peace education and foster peaceful schools, students and communities’, says Lucy Stewart, Youth Programmes Coordinator at The Peace Foundation. Schools Peace Week has a special focus on

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