In “Nuclear-weapon Non-prolifereation and Global Order” I outlined the framework of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and the role of the Review Conferences. Here I will deal first with the evolution of the NPT Reviews and then turn to possible avenues for future action.
The Review Conference on the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) started at the United Nations in New York on 27 April and is planned to run until 22 May. (In 1980, the Review had run three extra days in the hope of being able to reach consensus on an agreed “outcome document” in which it failed.
On May Day, Friday, May 1st, over 100 people took part in a powerful nonviolent direct action in Rochester, NY in solidarity with the citizens of Ferguson, Baltimore, New York City, and cities all over the nation.
Yesterday was Earth Day.
People all over the world honored Mother Earth with events to celebrate her beauty and life support systems, and continued to raise awareness for the critical need to protect our home.
Last week, FOR-USA joined a large and diverse group of Christian leaders to voice support for the framework of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between Iran and the P5+1 nations concerning Iran’s nuclear program.
On Yom HaShoah, the anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, we remember the Jews killed in the Holocaust. On April 16, I will remember the six million. And I will remember the afternoon I spent recently with a group of nuns — an encounter that surprised me and gave me hope.
15 April is the anniversary of the signing of the Roerich Peace Pact at the White House in Washington D.C. in 1935. Henry A. Wallace, then the US Secretary of Agriculture and later Vice-President signed for the USA saying: