The International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament yesterday published a Communiqué after its final meeting in Vienna, 2-4 July 2010. The ICNND Commissioners (including TLG member Baroness Shirley Williams) came together to review progress made in meeting its mandate of re-energising the disarmament debate, and to make some final recommendations as to how the Commission’s objectives and achievements might be further advanced by others in the future.
The Communiqué noted as “particularly worthy of support […] the creation and development of leadership networks of senior political, diplomatic and military leaders working together to coordinate national and international efforts toward multilateral nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. Networks of this kind already exist within the UK — in the Top Level Group Parliamentarians for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation — and the broader based new European Leadership Network which has grown from this. Their objectives include raising the level of awareness and the quality of debate on nuclear issues among parliamentarians, and improving public understanding of nuclear threats and policy choices.”
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