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Dear friends,
UNFOLD ZERO invites you to join this webinar on nuclear risk reduction which is being organised by the Abolition 2000 global network to eliminate nuclear weapons. 

Outline:
In January 2020, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists set the Doomsday Clock to '100 seconds to Midnight' indicating that humanity is the closest we have ever been to a potential catastrophe from climate change or nuclear weapons use.

Since then, COVID-19 has impacted on nuclear security, tensions between nuclear-armed States have deteriorated, nuclear weapons are being further modernised, the US Senate Armed Services Committee has voted $10 million to resume nuclear tests, and the few other nuclear arms controls that still exist are being further eroded.  

This group of experts (see below) will explore the risks of nuclear weapons use by accident, miscalculation or intent, and the initiatives at national and international levels to reduce these risks. These nuclear-risk reduction initiatives need support from legislators, civil society and like-minded governments.

Click here for the event flyer. Click here to register for the webinar.
 

Event Chair and Introduction:

CHAIR: Marc Finaud (Switzerland)
Head of Arms Proliferation,
Geneva Centre for Security Policy
Intro: Marzhan Nurzhan (Kazakhstan)
Convenor, Abolition 2000 Youth Network. 
PNND Coordinator CIS (former Soviet) Countries.

Event Speakers:

Dr. Rachel Bronson (USA)
President and CEO of the
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
John Hallam (Australia)
Director, People for Nuclear Disarmament.
Convenor, Abolition 2000 working group on nuclear risk-reduction
Dr. Manpreet Sethi (India)
Distinguished Fellow and head of the Nuclear Security Project at the Centre for Air Power Studies, New Delhi
Aaron Tovish (Mexico)
Executive Director, Zona Libre.
Former Director, Peace & Security Programs at Parliamentarians for Global Action


Abolition 2000 webinar series
This is the seventh in a series of nuclear disarmament-related webinars organised by the Abolition 2000 Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons. Abolition 2000 members and affiliated networks advance nuclear risk-reduction, non-proliferation and disarmament in line with the 11 points of their founding statement, which is endorsed by over 2000 civil society organisations around the world. 
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