The Swedish government has come under strong criticism from Swedish civil society for the decision, made by Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, not to endorse the Joint Statement on the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons at the United Nation’s General Assembly in October. To discuss the reasons behind Sweden’s stance, the Network for Nuclear Disarmament, in cooperation with ABF, Sweden’s largest adult liberal education association, and the Swedish Red Cross organized a seminar on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons.
Kazakhstan’s efforts to advance global nuclear disarmament overall and specifically through The ATOM Project were the focus of German politicians and experts who came together for a Dec. 3 conference in Berlin at one of this country’s most respected institutions. The
conference, titled ‘Kazakhstan’s Role in Global Action against Nuclear Weapons’ took place at the Academy of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and also featured a photo and art exhibition detailing the consequences of Soviet-era nuclear tests at Kazakhstan’s now-closed Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.
(EU Reporter 16th Dec 2013)