Archive for December 27th, 2012

“The Middle East without Weapons of Mass Destruction” International Conference Declares Postponement of UN Conference a “Serious Threat to Peace in the Middle East”

The Finnish Peace Committee -- a member of the World Peace Council -- jointly with other Finnish peace groups organized and hosted a civil society conference in support of the UN conference on the establishment of a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons and all other weapons of mass destruction. The organizers had intended that the two conferences be held simultaneously in Helsinki in December, however the United States and Israel derailed the UN conference at the eleventh hour. The civil

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UN Votes to Establish Working Group on Nuclear Disarmament

John Burroughs, Executive Director of Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy (LCNP), reports on United Nations developments toward nuclear disarmament. Open-Ended Working Group It has been a most interesting fall at the United Nations, with definite signs of movement on breaking the nuclear logjam. For the past several years, UN member states have debated how to overcome the long-running stalemate in the Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament, which is stymied by a rigid rule of unanimity. (S

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