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

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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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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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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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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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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.

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.
PROBLEMS OF ARCTIC SECURITY IN THE 21 ST CENTURY

A paper about the dialogue - April 11, 12, 2008- co-convened by the Simons Foundation and the School for International Studies, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada

by Adele Buckley,
Canadian Pugwash Group
June 2, 2008

As the Arctic regions of the world enter into a period of unprecedented change, it would be well to plan now for policy and practice that will ensure and enhance the security of peoples, lands and oceans of the Arctic. This idea was the impetus for a dialogue of experts, representatives of indigenous peoples, and senior officials, representing the sovereign nations whose territories, in part, lie above the Arctic Circle.

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