This week we celebrate the coming into force of the new nuclear ban treaty and we consider how Canada can rebuild and retool its diplomatic capacity to help nurture a genuinely progressive American foreign policy.
In honour of UN Day on October 24th, we recall the enduring values of the UN Charter, take stock of progress toward peace in Libya, applaud Biden proposals to lower nuclear risks and challenge Canada to turn from laggard to leader in managing arms exports responsibly.
Our latest blog features the UN Secretary-General’s clarion call for global action to confront “the world of challenges” before us.
It’s not too soon to start thinking about the upcoming federal election. We are working hard to ensure there will be vigorous debate of Canada’s new arms export policy, the lack of leadership on nuclear disarmament and the need to do much, much more in support of UN peacekeeping.
60th Anniversary Pugwash Conference identifies key elements for promoting nuclear disarmament and building sustainable peace and common security.
The August 9, 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki exemplifies the danger that nuclear weapons continue to pose to the world community.