Northeast Asia Event at Nuclear Ban Week Vienna

Nuclear weapons are a bigger threat than ever before. The war in Ukraine shows how nuclear weapons do not create safety, and that the world urgently needs a plan to get rid of nuclear weapons, involving governments, elected representatives, international organisations, civil society and impacted communities.

As governments gather for the first Meeting of States Parties to the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) in Vienna, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) will hold a two day Nuclear Ban Forum bringing together social change innovators, educators, and nuclear weapons experts from across the globe.

GPPAC Northeast Asia members will present at a special session on Denuclearisation in Northeast Asia, hosted by Regional Secretariat Peace Boat.

Denuclearisation in Northeast Asia
Saturday | 11:00 AM | Vienna Hub

Northeast Asia is a region which has experienced the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and today faces a very real nuclear threat, with two nuclear-weapon states. Yet it is also home to Mongolia, itself a single-state nuclear-weapon free zone which has ratified the TPNW, lodged between these two powers. What lessons can we learn from Mongolia’s experience? What efforts are now underway toward the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, which has remained in a state of armistice for more than 70 years? And how is civil society from this tense region mobilising together toward denuclearisation of the whole of Northeast Asia, utilising the TPNW? Join this hybrid panel to learn more!

Ambassador Enkhsaikhan Jargalsaikan, Blue Banner
Sooyoung Hwang, People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD) and
Tadatoshi Akiba, Former Mayor of Hiroshima

Register to join either in person or online here!

Update! The archives of the event can now be viewed below (from 15:00).

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