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.
Brasilia meeting on a world without nuclear weapons
On 7-8 December 2017, Pugwash President Sergio Duarte participated in a seminar, “Towards a world without nuclear weapons: challenges and perspectives”. It was organized by the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil and the Alexandre de Gusmão Foundation. At the opening session, he delivered a keynote address.
There were three panels: “ABACC and the IAEA verification regime”; “The NPT: the 2020 Review Conference and Beyond”; and “Impact of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on the NPT regime”. Besides Brazilian high officials, participants included the Ambassadors to Brasil of Argentina, France and Iran, researchers from the Carnegie Endowment and the Stimson Center, the Secretary-General of OPANAL, the Director of Disarmament and Non-proliferation of South Africa among others. Interventions will be published in the future by the Alexandre de Gusmão Foundation.