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Nuclear disarmament has always been of central importance to Pugwash. But also - Non-Nuclear Threats to Peace and Security, Institutions for a New World Order, Conflict Resolution, Environment and Global Security, Health, Social and Economic Issues.

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CPG's focus - World peace and promotion of change to advance the cause of peace. Best known for its work on nuclear disarmament, our concern - all causes of global insecurity.

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CPG: A proud tradition started by the 22 eminent scientists, the founding group of Pugwash, who gathered at Thinkers' Lodge in 1957, to discuss the path to nuclear disarmament.

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The Russell-Einstein Manifesto of 1955 was a major step in the nuclear disarmament campaign by prominent members of the scientific community.

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800 Recipients of the Order of Canada Call for a Nuclear Weapons Convention. Visit www.nuclearweaponsconvention.ca

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In recognition of all its efforts Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, together with President Joseph Rotblat, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995.

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For more than 50 years the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs have been working for the control, reduction, and eventual elimination of nuclear weapons.

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Canadian Pugwash is part of the wider international Pugwash movement. Visit the Pugwash International website.

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.

Articles

Smart Peacekeeping: Toward Tech-Enabled UN Operations

A publication to assist in creating a less violent and more peaceful world under the rule of law and justice. Download Smart Peacekeeping: Toward Tech-Enabled UN Operations (36 pp) here.

by A. Walter Dorn | July 2016

published by The International Peacekeeping Institute in New York

Running interference for our nuclear allies

The contradiction between the security interests of the vast majority of states and those of the nuclear-armed states will only continue to build.

Paul Meyer | November 26, 2015

Saudi Arms deal makes mockery of Canadian Values

The Harper government has made defending Western values a centrepiece of its anti-terror rhetoric. But our actions both at home and abroad tell a different story.

Peggy Mason | January 21, 2015

Party leaders need to articulate a role for Canada in the world

At the Munk debate, the first topic should be each party’s vision of the broad strokes underpinning Canadian foreign policy in the 21st century.

Peggy Mason | September 16, 2015

Monsieur le ministre de la Défense ... sur le projet de bouclier anti-missile....  , un lettre de Pierre Jasmin


 

A thought-provoking article by Michel Duguay on war, peace and personal security

La science et la technologie pour la défense personnelle en profondeur

Science and technology for personal defense in depth


 

by Douglas J. Roche, O.C, Paul Meyer and Peggy Mason [Article on Cherry Picking]


 

Fix the Link Where Science and Policy Meet  - Thomas Homer-Dixon and co-authors [June 23, 2014]


 

Ramesh Thakur, “Once again, U.S. rushing to attack without facts,” The Japan Times, Friday, 30 August 2013 [here]


 

Ramesh Thakur, "Is America now becoming an international outlaw?" The Japan Times, Wednesday, 3 September 2013 [here]


 

by Phyllis Creighton and Derek Paul, Science for Peace, Canada