Launch of the 2nd edition of the Nuclear Abolition Forum
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
12:30 – 14:00
Geneva Centre for Security Policy
WMO/OMM Building Avenue de la Paix 7bis, Geneva
Ambassador Urs Schmid (Switzerland)
Ambassador Nobuyasu Abe (Japan)
Jean-Marie Collin (PNND Coordinator, France)
Marc Finaud (Program Adviser, GCSP)
Alyn Ware (Founder, Nuclear Abolition Forum, New Zealand)
Teresa Bergman (Researcher, Basel Peace Office)
Probably the biggest barrier to making progress on nuclear disarmament and preventing nuclear proliferation is the continued role of nuclear deterrence in security thinking and doctrines. As long as States believe that nuclear deterrence can protect them from aggression, they will resist or block efforts and initiatives for nuclear disarmament. However, around 150 States manage their security without nuclear weapons. The second edition of the Nuclear Abolition Forum’s periodical publication explores the validity, utility and risks of nuclear deterrence. Aimed at advancing the dialogue around nuclear deterrence, the publication offers a range of perspectives and opinions on the deterrence doctrine and examines alternative cooperative security approaches which could help facilitate the relinquishment of nuclear deterrence. During the publication’s launch authors will present and expand on their contributions and there will be an opportunity for discussion on nuclear deterrence.
A light buffet lunch will be served from 12:00-12:30.
Venue: Geneva Centre for Security Policy WMO/OMM Building Avenue de la Paix 7bis, Geneva (identity document required to enter the venue)
Visit the Nuclear Abolition Forum website to see the 1st edition on The Humanitarian Approach to Nuclear Weapons and other articles on other issues relating to the achievement and maintenance of a nuclear-weapons-free world.