May 6, 2010
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s speech at the PNND-IPU event on “Advancing Nuclear Disarmament: The Power of Parliaments,” featuring PNND Member Raphael Chegeni (Tanzania), PNND Council Member Edine von Herold (Costa Rica), PNND New Zealand Deputy Chair Nicky Wagner, PNND Global Coordinator Alyn Ware, and IPU Permanent Observer Anda Filip. GSI President Jonathan Granoff served as Respondent to the Secretary-General.
» Watch the Secretary-General’s speech and Jonathan Granoff’s response (requires RealPlayer)
The Inter-Parliamentary Union, one of the few international organizations to be granted speaking rights at the 2010 NPT Review Conference, called on the NPT to advance the United Nations Secretary-General’s plan for nuclear disarmament. The IPU presentation was delivered by PNND New Zealand Deputy Chair Nicky Wagner.
PNND Council Member Bill Kidd presented a letter from Scottish First Minister to NPT President Cabactulan in support of a Nuclear Weapons Convention
Jonathan Granoff is the President of the Global Security Institute, a representative to United Nations of the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates, a former Adjunct Professor of International Law at Widener University School of Law, and Senior Advisor to the Committee on National Security American Bar Association International Law Section.