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UNFOLD ZERO Newsletter

Dear friends,
Send us your idea for an action to support the new UN nuclear disarmament process and win a trip to Geneva to participate in the official deliberations!
 
Nuclear disarmament talks have been blocked for decades. But now there is an opening that could make a difference!
 
The United Nations has decided to re-establish an Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) to take forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations. It will hold its substantive sessions in Geneva in February, May and August 2016 (with an organisational meeting on January 28). The sessions will be open to all governments as well as representatives of civil society.

The OEWG follows-on from a similar one in 2013 that helped outline and develop various options for nuclear disarmament negotiations. The aim of the 2016 OEWG is to start substantive work on the most promising options in order to pave the way for actual negotiations.
 
Civil society was actively engaged in the 2013 OEWG, including through the Open the Door Campaign, out of which UNFOLD ZERO was established. Activists all over the world took photos, videos and drawings/paintings of themselves and colleagues ‘opening the door to a nuclear weapon free world’. Campaign representatives presented these to the delegates in Geneva to encourage them to deliberate in good faith.
In 2013 civil society supported the OEWG by 'opening the door' to a nuclear weapon free world - in schools, universities, workplaces, parliaments, city halls, parks, nuclear weapons facilities etc.
In 2016 we will be back lobbying in Geneva. And we need inspiring actions in capitals and in social media to build support from governments for key nuclear disarmament measures.
 
Send us your idea for an inspiring campaign or social media action to support the OEWG by February 5!
 
If your proposal is chosen, we will turn it into a global action (with your guidance). UNFOLD ZERO will bring you to Geneva to participate in the May session of the OEWG and to present the outcome of the campaign.
 
For more information contact info@unfoldzero.org
Yours sincerely
The UNFOLD ZERO team
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