In January 2022, more than 90 diverse civil society organizations endorsed a joint statement to the states parties of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). The statement highlights three key messages for states parties to consider at the 10th NPT Review Conference, which has been postponed several times due to COVID-19 as well as offers more extensive policy analysis and recommendations. This is a video delivery of the statement and an update of a similar joint statement from May 2020. For more information about the NPT, civil society views, the names of endorsing organizations, and more, visit reachingcriticalwill.org/disarmament-fora/npt/2022.
Key messages (02:16-07:17)
Part I: The Time to Act Is Now – considers the humanitarian and environmental impact, and rising nuclear risks (07:18-14:53)
Part II: The Tools and Frameworks Exist, but Implementation is Lacking – considers next steps in arms control and disarmament, complementarity with other instruments, and regional issues in the Middle East, Northeast Asia, and Europe (14:54-38:56)
Part III: How Other Actors are Rising to the Challenge – considers initiatives taken by parliamentarians, cities, private companies, in relation to gender and diversity, health professionals, the Hibakusha, faith communities, and youth (38:57-55:16).
Speakers (in order of appearance):
Mayana Nell Torres (Pace University)
Anna Ikeda (Soka Gakkai International)
Akira Kawasaki (Peace Boat)
Jaqueline Cabasso (Western States Legal Foundation)
John Burroughs (Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy)
Allison Pytlak (Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom)
Sooyoung Hwang (People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy)
Rebecca Irby (New Detroit, A Racial Justice Organization)
Sally Ndung'u (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War)
Marcina Langrine (Marshallese Educational Initiative).
The joint statement was updated by Daryl Kimball (Arms Control Association); John Burroughs (Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy); Alicia Sanders-Zakre (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons); Chuck Johnson (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War); Susi Snyder (PAX); Akira Kawasaki (Peace Boat); Allison Pytlak and Ray Acheson (Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom); and Jacqueline Cabasso (Western State Legal Foundation), with inputs from other civil society organizations.
Video Editor: Amanda Grimaldi
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