Alyn Ware: Scaling the Nuclear-Weapons Mountain: The Role of Non-Nuclear Weapon States

Alyn Ware is Coordinator of the Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament; Vice-President of International Peace Bureau, co-author of “Securing our Survival: The Case for a Nuclear Weapons Convention”. In 2009, Alyn Ware received the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize. He is from New Zealand.

Time: 16 March 2010, 19:00 h
Venue: Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Ave. Michel-Ange, 1000 Brussels
Language: English
Contact: Roland Kulke

The achievement of a nuclear-weapons-free world has been compared to the task of scaling an incredibly high and treacherous mountain. The climb up is hampered by continuing regional conflicts, reluctance of the nuclear-weapon States and their allies to abandon nuclear deterrence, lack of confidence in disarmament agreements, power and privilege arising from nuclear weapons possession, vested interest of nuclear weapons corporations, and more. Inspired by the success of New Zealander Edmund Hillary to surprise the doubters and reach the peak of Mt Everest despite extremely difficult conditions over 50 years ago, fellow New Zealander Alyn Ware shows how the peak of nuclear abolition can also be reached well within our lifetime – and with plenty of mountain singing along the way.

Link to a previous article by Alyn Ware:

Thinking the Unthinkable on Nuclear Policy