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.
On 15-17 September 2013, Pugwash convened a meeting in Islamabad on issues related to Jammu and Kashmir, in cooperation with the Islamabad-based Center for Peace, Development and Reforms. This was the 6th such event in the series of Jammu and Kashmir-specific meetings stretching back to 2004, and part of the broader Pugwash initiative on South Asian security matters.
“There is a need to move beyond stated positions and explore practical, achievable, and implementable solutions, in conformity with the legitimate aspirations of Kashmiri people and which don’t jeopardize the security interest of India and Pakistan.”