Pugwash seeks a world free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction. Through our long-standing tradition of ‘dialogue across divides’ that also earned us the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995, Pugwash aims to develop and support the use of scientific, evidence-based policymaking, focusing on areas where nuclear and WMD risks are present. By facilitating track 1.5 and track II dialogues, we foster creative discussions on ways to increase the security of all sides and promote policy development that is cooperative and forward-looking.
Pugwash convened a special meeting in New York City in October 2009 with senior policy makers and experts from most of the key states. This was preceded and followed by a series of discussions in New York (at the UN), Washington, DC, Geneva, Islamabad, Beijing, and with key Middle Eastern countries. The report is an overview of the points raised in these meetings.