Co-convened by ICAN and The Simons Foundation Canada at the Second Meeting of the States Parties to the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) United Nations New York, NY November 27-29, 2023
The Ottawa Declaration emerged out of the “Canada and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons” conference of international experts initiated and convened by Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention (CNWC) and The Simons Foundation Canada in Ottawa on November 29-30, 2021.
Global Zero is a non-partisan international initiative dedicated to public education, dialogue and awareness-raising among the public and opinion leaders about the urgent nuclear threat and proposals for the elimination of all nuclear weapons. Global Zero (GZ) convenes major international conferences of opinion leaders and experts, conducts media, online and grassroots communications and organizes a global campus education and outreach program.
April 6, 2021 (Toronto) The threat posed by nuclear weapons is of major concern to Canadians according to a new poll released today by Nanos Research. The poll results show that Canadians are very positive about key solutions the disarmament movement has been advocating and that Canadians are action oriented in responding to the nuclear threat.
The Simons Foundation Canada congratulates participating States, the United Nations, ICAN, the International Red Cross and all fellow nuclear abolitionists for their success in achieving the Entry into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). Entry into Force will occur in 90 days following the recent 50th ratification of the Treaty and be legally binding on all states that join the Treaty. This is an essential and long overdue first step to the total elimination of nuclear weapons.
The Simons Forum on "Repairing the U.S.-NATO-Russia Relationship and Reducing the Risks of the Use of Nuclear Weapons" convened by The Simons Foundation on behalf of Simon Fraser University’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue under the auspices of the SFU Simons Distinguished Visiting Fellow in International Law and Human Security in Vancouver, Canada from September 26-28, 2019.
The Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (CNND) at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University’s College of Asia & the Pacific, contributes to worldwide efforts to minimise the risk of nuclear weapons use, stop their spread and ultimately achieve their complete elimination.
The Vancouver Declaration is the result of a conference convened February 10-11, 2011, in Vancouver, Canada, by The Simons Foundation and the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms, entitled “Humanitarian Law, Human Security: The Emerging Framework for the Non-Use and Elimination of Nuclear Weapons,” with the purpose to develop the Vancouver Declaration on the legal imperative to eliminate nuclear weapons. See the link above for more information on the conference.
The Simons Symposium on European Security and Nuclear Disarmament was held during the 59th Pugwash Conference on Science & World Affairs: European Contributions to Nuclear Disarmament & Conflict Resolution in Berlin, Germany on July 1-4, 2011.
The "Humanitarian Law, Human Security: the Emerging Paradigm for Non-Use and Elimination of Nuclear Weapons Conference" was hosted by The Simons Foundation and co-convened by The Simons Foundation and the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA) in acknowledgement of the Simons Chairs in International Law and Human Security at Simon Fraser University.
Progress toward the internationally mandated goal of prohibiting and eliminating all nuclear weapons depends on a durable foundation of political will and a reliable set of legal/technical/security mechanisms to assure compliance. Project Ploughshares works with a broad range of national and international constituencies and partners aimed at deepening the global commitment to nuclear abolition, and encouraging the research and policy development needed to facilitate global and irreversible nuclear disarmament.
This conference brought together over 100 Hibakusha (surviving victims of the atomic bombings of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki) with survivors and family members of the World Trade Center disaster on 9/11 to address the unique political, psychological and spiritual contributions survivors of atrocity and their families can make towards a more peaceful future.