CNANW: Historical Overview

Origins

The CNANW Network grew out of friendships and concerns shared through work done by two prior networks: 1) World Court Project (Canada) and 2) The Anti-Personnel Landmines Treaty process.

Record of Events organized by CNANW

1996 April 11 and 12 was the first meeting of Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, created to support the work of the international group, Abolition 2000.  The original goal of the group was as follows:

I/We believe that the use and threat of use of nuclear weapons are abhorrent and morally wrong. I call on the Government of Canada to work with other nations to initiate immediately and conclude by the year 2000 a convention which will set out a binding timetable for the abolition of all nuclear weapons in the world.

Speakers included Doug Roche (overview of disarmament efforts), Alyn Ware (discussing the World Court Advisory Opinion) and Andrew Engel, Councillor for he Australian High Commission (discussing Canberra Commission)

… Compiled by Bev Delong, 2019: …coming soon