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Pugwash conferences

(ˈpʌɡˌwɒʃ)
pl n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) international peace conferences of scientists held regularly to discuss world problems: Nobel peace prize 1995 awarded to Joseph Rotblat, one of the founders of the conferences, secretary-general (1957–73), and president from 1988
[C20: from Pugwash, Nova Scotia, where the first conference was held]
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From August 25-29, international security experts from more than 45 countries convened in Astana, Kazakhstan, for the Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs.
Building a common security system for the OSCE area based on trust and co-operation is incompatible with national security strategies based on nuclear deterrence, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President Christine Muttonen said today at the 62nd Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Well, they have a fairly consistent set of demands that their delegates restated at the Pugwash Conference in Qatar early this year.
The group with a special consultative status (close to 2800) has among its ranks for instance the A land Islands Peace Institute (Finland) International Association of Lawyers against Nuclear Arms International Association of Peace Messenger Cities Mayors for Peace Pax Christi International Paz y Cooperacion Peace Action Peace Boat Peace Child International Peace Education Foundation Peace Parks Foundation Peace Worldwide and Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs.
Davutoy-lu's visit to Tehran came after Zarif's one-day trip to Turkey in early November to attend the 60th Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs and possibly to prepare the groundwork for Iranian President Hassan Rohani's upcoming visit.
Rather Perry and some Iranians and many dozens of other people all attended a Pugwash Conference on national security issues.
This led to the creation of the Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs, a peace movement with Rotblat as its secretary general, an office he held until 1973.
We call upon political leaders, scientists, and citizens of the world to overcome the dangerous complacency regarding the ever present threat posed by nuclear weapons to the entire international community,'' according to a statement released at the end of the 55th Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs.
When political and funding problems arose, however, the idea of meeting in New Delhi had to be scrapped and Eaton's proposal was accepted, with Rotblat organizing the first Pugwash conference.
HIROSHIMA - The 55th Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs, dedicated to eliminating war and nuclear arms, will be held in Hiroshima July 23-27, marking the 60th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city, organizers said Wednesday.
The Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs (named for the place in Canada where the group first met in the 1950s) is the oldest and most prestigious group of scientists trying to develop ways of controlling militarism; it has made notable contributions to each of the more limited arms control agreements that have been achieved so far.
Davutoy-lu's visit to Tehran came after Zarif's one-day visit to Turkey in early November to attend the 60th Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs and possibly to prepare the groundwork for the Iranian president's upcoming visit.