The threat of global war looms, yet there is no practical strategy for weapons control. It is unrealistic to believe that the world can spend $2,000,000,000,000 each year on the military without weapons controls and not end in a world at war. The UN has agreed to hold a Fourth Special Session of the General Assembly devoted to Disarmament, but it has not been held yet. Now is the time to do so. The United Nations’ 2022 meetings should consider convening this Session in the near future.
SCRAP Weapons invites collaborations to support these processes, and is organising a hybrid conference on 6 September 2022 to consider how best to move forward.
In the light of recent geo-political developments, we consider the convening of the long-planned UN Fourth Special Session to be overdue. This is an urgent and necessary step to give the world a realistic chance for peace. The UN Fourth Special Session on Disarmament must become a more effective weapons equivalent of the UN Framework on Climate Change process to address climate chaos.
➡️ Registration via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/activating-a-un-special-session-on-disarmament-tickets-361820564047
➡️ Registration via Zoom: https://soas-ac-uk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_V2cmiI0ATKK0nvoXa2a0HA
Reiner Braun, Executive Director of IPB, will speak specifically at the session dedicated to International Disarmament Organisations, starting at 15:00 CEST (14:00 UK summer time).
To learn more about the event, check the PDF file below or visit their website: https://www.scrapweapons.com/