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

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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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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.

By Peter Jones, CPG member

Of all the world’s regions, only the Middle East lacks an inclusive mechanism for the promotion of regional cooperation and security.  Europe has the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE); Asia the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); the Western Hemisphere the Organisation of American States (OAS); Africa the African Union’ and so on.  Not all of these regional systems are equally effective of course.  But the lack of any such system in the Middle East is striking.  Why does the Middle East stand outside this worldwide trend? Is it in the region’s interest to try to develop such a system? How could the first steps be taken towards such a goal, given the Middle East’s many rivalries and conflicts? [published  November 27 in the  IISS journal; Peter Jones (2009) Survival 51:6,105-122

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