Eliminating Nuclear Threats
A Practical Agenda for Global Policymakers
Eliminating nuclear threats is a matter of necessity, not choice. The world’s 23,000 nuclear weapons – many still deployed on high alert – can destroy life on this planet many times over. That the horror of Hiroshima and Nagasaki has not so far been repeated owes far more to luck than to good policy management.
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The International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament is a joint initiative of the Australian and Japanese Governments. It aims to reinvigorate international efforts on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, in the context of both the 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, and beyond.
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd proposed the Commission on the 9 June 2008, in Kyoto, to be co-chaired by former Australian Foreign Minister Gareth Evans. On 9 July, Prime Minister Rudd and Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda agreed to establish the Commission and announced that former Japanese Foreign Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi would co-chair the Commission.
ICNND Co-chairs Gareth Evans and Yoriko Kawaguchi address IAEA Member States on the Commission's Vienna Communiqué, Vienna, 5 July 2010.
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ICNND Research Papers now available online
Research papers specially commissioned as background material for the work of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament are being progressively made available online.
Note: These research papers have been commissioned by the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, but reflect the views of the authors and should not be construed as necessarily reflecting the views of the Commission.