Welcome to Canadian Pugwash Group
Education on global security, in a broad sense, is the mandate of Canadian Pugwash, carried out by sponsoring meetings, workshops and roundtables to foster informed discussion of experts, for the purpose of providing information which can be useful in the formation of government policy.
Canadian Pugwash conference “The Way Forward to a World Free of Nuclear Weapons” July 9-11, 2015, at the National Historic Site of Thinkers’ Lodge in Pugwash, Nova Scotia, featured leading Canadian and American experts. The conference examined the challenges posed by the current international security context and ideas for making real progress on the road to a world without nuclear weapons. [see Canadian Pugwash Group conference program and speaker presentations "]
Good News Service #38 Autumn 2015
- United Nations urges all States to sign and ratify a Nuclear Test Ban
- Vatican to officially recognize Palestinian Statehood
- The power of collective action in Bangladesh
- Iceland becomes the 95th State Party to ban cluster bombs
- Recognizing neurodiversity: turning autism into a badge of pride
- Charges in Maher Arar case an historic step toward ending torture
- Connecticut's top court bans death penalty in state
- Human rights activists honoured from four States: Malaysia, Syria, Uganda and Azerbaijan
- Why the recent UN-Vatican conference is such a big deal
- FAO and Norway to help developing countries monitor forest resources; new software ensures fast processing of satellite data
CANBERRA – The Iran deal may be the most significant agreement on Middle Eastern affairs since the Oslo Accords of 1993. It could prove the signature achievement of Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and the defining foreign policy legacy of U.S. President Barack Obama.
Ramesh Thakur | July 16, 2015
Disarming Arctic Security briefing paper:
Ernie Regehr O.C. | August 31, 2015
The Pentagon is sending state-of-the-art F-22 fighter aircraft to Europe for the first time, further confirmation that NATO and Russia have locked themselves into increasingly provocative military behaviour from the Arctic Ocean to the Black Sea.