What Would Gandhi Say? GSI Newsletter, Fall 2014

Events, reports, and analysis      Mahatma Gandhi at the United Nationsphoto credit: Michael Greene    A Message from the President On September 26, 2014, the United Nations commemorated the inaugural International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, established by the General Assembly and endorsement by 129 nations. Tim Wright (on behalf of […]

GSI Activities Report from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty PrepCom Vienna, 2012

  Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Science and Technology Experts’ Briefing 3. MPI’s Framework Forum 4. PNND Activities– Scottish MP presents campaign for WMD-Free Middle East – Presentation to the NPT PrepCom delegates – New Agenda Coalition NGO presentation 5. Beyond “deterrence”: Nuclear Abolition Forum event     Two recent, major meetings highlighted the contradictory directions […]

MPI: Framework Forum Inaugural Session

The inaugural meeting of MPI’s Framework Forum was held in Vienna on May 1 with the theme of “Building the Framework for a Nuclear Weapons-Free World: Laying Out the Map.” Held at the Vienna Diplomatic Academy with the support of the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, the roundtable brought together more than […]

MPI Calls for a Global Ban on Nuclear Weapons

New Brief and World Tour   New York, May 26.  “It is urgent to begin collective preparatory work leading to the enactment of a universal, verifiable, irreversible and enforceable legal ban on nuclear weapons,” declared the Middle Powers Initiative (MPI), a coalition of eight international disarmament organizations. This is the message of the forthcoming new […]