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Published on October 7th, 2012 | by Wilbert van der Zeijden

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Calendar of upcoming events – July 2012

2 – 27 July | UN Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty in New York
From 2-27 July, all countries of the world come together in New York to negotiate an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). A robust arms trade treaty can make a difference for millions of people confronted with insecurity, deprivation and fear. Control Arms Members Amnesty International, IKV Pax Christi, and Oxfam Novib initiated Holland’s Top Lobbyist competition to help generate awareness about the treaty negotiations. The winner, Bo Cornelissen, blogs about her experience at the ATT in New York on Wapenfeiten.org.

30 July – 14 September | Conference on Disarmament 2012 Session Part Three
The Conference on Disarmament will hold its third part of the 2012 session between 30 July-14 September. –> more information.

2 – 9 August | 2012 World Conference against A and H Bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki
This year the World Conference against A and H Bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki focuses on the theme ‘For a Nuclear Weapon-free, Peaceful and Just World’. You can find the complete programme here.

24 – 26 August 2012 | IPPNW World Congress
The 20th World Congress of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War will be held in Hiroshima from 24 to 26 August 2012. The Student Congress takes place from 22 to 23 August. More details can be found on ippnw2012.org.

21 August | ICAN campaign meeting
On Tuesday 21 August ICAN campaigner from around the world will share their experiences and collaborate on future action to advance a global ban on nuclear weapons. The meeting will build on the outcomes of the two-day ICAN conference in Vienna in April 2012. All people who are active in the ICAN campaign (or wish to get involved) are welcome, please register online at: www.icanw.org/hiroshima2012.

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About the Author

Wilbert van der Zeijden is the senior researcher of the Security and DIsarmament team of PAX. Wilbert currently focusses on getting US nuclear weapons out of Europe; WMD out of the Middle East and your savings out of nuclear weapons producing companies. He graduated at the Vrije University in Amsterdam and previously worked for about nine years for the think-tank Transnational Institute, as their Peace and Security Programme coordinator. Wilbert’s research interests include humanitarian disarmament, NATO and European security, toxic legacies of war and developments in international military infrastructure.



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