PNND and IPU launch Parliamentary Handbook on UN Day

Launch and workshop at the Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly in Québec City, Canada Nearly 1000 parliamentarians from 150 parliaments (including most of those from nuclear weapons-possessing countries) will gather in Quebec City for the 127th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly from October 21-26th 2012. PNND and IPU will use the occasion to launch a Parliamentary Handbook on […]

GSI eNewsletter: July 2011

Message from the President MPI Activities     – New Brief: “A Global Law to Ban Nuclear Weapons”     – Ottawa Seminar     – World Capital Tour     – InterAction Council     – Swiss Seminar on Irreversibility     – Geneva Consultation     – Promoting the Rule of Law DPE Activities     – United Religions Initiative     – Newark Peace Education Summit     – India urged to […]

GSI eAlert: Articles of Interest

Recently, several members of GSI’s leadership have been in the media: Middle Powers Initiative Chairman Emeritus Douglas Roche, O.C., published an op/ed in Embassy magazine calling on Canada and other middle powers to support US President Barack Obama’s call for a nuclear weapons-free world. » Read Senator Roche’s op/ed GSI President Jonathan Granoff published “Nuclear […]

GSI eNewsletter: July 4, 2008

Dear friends, July 4 reminds me that ‘miracles really do happen in the course of human events.’ Below are some positive reports, a bit short of the miraculous but valuable all the same. On June 9-10, in New Delhi, India, there was a small high-level conference in India, which had the full participation of the […]

GSI eNewsletter: Ongoing Initiatives and Upcoming Events

Dear friend, We are pleased to share with you an outline of Global Security Institute’s Ongoing Initiatives. We are further pleased to notify you and encourage your attendance at several substantive, Upcoming Events. (Both the Ongoing Initiatives document and the Upcoming Events are also available in PDF.) Amongst these events are several workshops of the […]

GSI eNewsletter: January 8, 2007

Contents: Message from the President Highlight of Activities – MPI Convenes Third Meeting of the Article VI Forum, Ottawa, Canada – BSG Offers Congressional Hearing Testimony, Washington, DC – PNND Update – World Summit of Nobel Laureates, Rome, Italy – Panel Discussion, “United Nations and Security,” United Nations, New York, NY – Clinton Global Initiative, […]

GSI eNewsletter: June 2, 2006

Contents: GSI Experts to Work Closely with WMD Commission Middle Powers Initiative to Conduct High-Level Delegation to Canada GSI Experts Represent International Peace Bureau at Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in South Korea Read the eNewsletter

The path towards eliminating nukes is clear-cut

  by Douglas Roche Embassy March 9, 2011   Two events have coincided to give the Canadian government a powerful opportunity to play a key role in the growing effort to rid the world of nuclear weapons. Both the Senate and the House of Commons have unanimously adopted a motion calling on the government “to […]

Non-proliferation meets non-partisanship

  Embassy by Douglas Roche December 15, 2010   Hansard recorded the event in the House of Commons under “Routine Proceedings,” but there was nothing routine about it. For the first time in the history of Canada’s Parliament, both the House of Commons and Senate united in a motion calling on the Canadian government to […]

An Ottawa Process for Nukes?

Embassy by Alyn Ware November 10, 2010   In 1996, Canadian Foreign Minister Lloyd Axworthy invited ‘like-minded States’ to Ottawa to draft a treaty banning landmines- bypassing negotiations on a more limited landmines control regime that were bogged down in Geneva. The “Ottawa” Process achieved a landmines treaty in just over a year. Ten years […]