Program GUE/NGL Initiative on UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

10th of January 2018

Venue: European Parliament – ASP 1 G2 – Brussels


Opening of the initiative – Gabi Zimmer, President of GUE/NGL (to be confirmed)


First Panel: The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons an important step for building peace in the world

Sabine Lösing, GUE/NGL MEP

Leo Hoffmann-Axthelm, EU Liaison for International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) – 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Winner)

Maria do Socorro Gomes, President of the World Peace Council

Merja Kyllönen, GUE/NGL MEP (statement by video)

Debate & questions



Second Panel: The struggle for the signature and ratification of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in different countries

João Pimenta Lopes, GUE/NGL MEP

Ilda Figueiredo, President of the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC)

Regina Hagen, Board Member of Büchel ist überall! (Germany)

Laura Lodenius, Executive Director Peace Union of Finland

Interventions from the audience by international movements & discussion

Kate Hudson, British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) General Secretary

Veronique Coteur, Representative from the International Action for Liberation (INTAL)

Dennis Kyriakou, Cyprus Peace Council

Samuel Legros, CNAPD representative

Ludo De Brabander, spokesperson from Vrede



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