International Conference at Riverside Church
For a Nuclear Free, Peaceful, Just and Sustainable World International Conference
Riverside Church New York City
April 30 – May 1, 2010
The 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review International Planning Committee, comprised of NGO’s from the United States, Europe and Asia is organizing a day and a half long international conference on Nuclear Abolition, Peace and Disarmament on May 1, 2010, the eve of the NPT Review Conference at the United Nations. The conference will be held in the Riverside Church in New York City and will include between 800 and 1,000 participants.
In May, 2010, representatives of the world’s nations will gather at the U.N. for the 5-year NPT Review, which is widely considered to be a make it or break it point for the nuclear non-proliferation regime. NGOs from six continents will send representatives and activists to New York to influence the outcome of the NPT Review.
On the eve of the Review Conference, the International Planning Committee’s conference will provide a forum to share analyses, to coordinate activities during the month-long Review Conference, and to better integrate campaigns for nuclear weapons abolition, peace, economic justice and human needs and environmental sustainability.
The conference will consist of three plenaries and numerous workshops. Plenary and workshop speakers will include leading experts on the issues addressed by the conference. Workshops are being organized internationally along four tracks: abolition, peace, economic justice/human needs, and environmental sustainability.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Tadatoshi Akiba – Mayor of Hiroshima, President, Mayors for Peace Mikhail
- Zia Mian – Princeton University, Program on Science and Global Security
- Natalia Mironova, Institute for Public Policy and Law, President of the Movement for Nuclear Safety – former Member of the High Ecological Council of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
- Nadine Padilla, - Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment - MASE a New Mexico Native American opposing uranium mining
- Terumi Tanaka – Nihon Hidankyo (Japan Confederation of A- & H Bomb Sufferers’ Organizations
A preliminary list of workshops will soon be posed at www.peaceandjusticenow.org