Nuclear Disarmament Highlights

Last week, the Canadian-led resolution on a "Treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons" (L65) was adopted by the First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly with wide support. Visit OpenCanada.org at the link below for Paul Meyer's commentary on how effective the "High Level Preparatory Group" it establishes will be in generating a draft treaty text.
Dr. Hans Blix says Japan should take the lead in efforts to eliminate nuclear weapons. Visit The Asahi Shimbun at the link below for their recent interview with Dr. Blix.
Visit The Hill Times for commentary by Paul Meyer on Canada's position related to the United Nations General Assembly First Committee resolution, "Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations" (L41), adopted on October 27th, which authorizes negotiation of a nuclear weapons ban.
Visit IDN-InDepthNews for 2 recent articles by Jayantha Dhanapala, a Peace Shaper with The Simons Foundation as a recipient of The Simons Foundation Award for Distinguished Global Leadership in the Service of Peace and Disarmament.
Visit SIPRI to download this publication co-edited by Tariq Rauf and Jayantha Dhanapala, who is one of The Simons Foundation's Peace Shapers as a recipient of The Simons Foundation Award for Distinguished Global Leadership in the Service of Peace and Disarmament.
Visit The New York Times at the link below for this opinion editorial by Bruce G. Blair, one of The Simons Foundation's Peace Leaders.
See The Simons Foundation's Nuclear Disarmament Briefing Papers for this contribution from John Burroughs, J.D., Ph.D., a Fellow of The Simons Foundation.
The Simons Foundation's Fellows, John Burroughs and Paul Meyer, are among the authors of this UN Office of Disarmament Affairs publication. Please see the following for their contributions: "Legal aspects of general and complete nuclear disarmament" and "Hard and soft linkages between nuclear and conventional disarmament" and for more information on the complete publication.
The Vancouver Institute presents The Simons Foundation lecture with Professor Frank von Hippel, Senior Research Physicist and Professor of Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, Princeton University, on Saturday, October 15, 2016. This event is free and open to the public.
See the following link for Paul Meyer's recent contribution to the Simons Papers in Security and Development published by the School for International Studies at Simon Fraser Universtiy.