International Day Against Nuclear Tests commemorative event

Thursday, September 9, 2021 | Central Hall Westminster, UK and Online

An intergenerational dialogue on nuclear weapons and climate change – two existential threats to humanity.

The event included students and youth leaders in dialogue with legislators (parliamentarians), policy/academic experts, members of the diplomatic community, representatives of civil society organizations and others.

It was a hybrid event with some speakers and invited guests participating in person at the event hub, while others participated online.  The event hub was in the historic Central Hall Westminster in London, which was the venue for the very first United Nations General 


Opening Session:

Panel Sessions: 

Moderator: Vanda ProskovaCo-convenor, Youth Fusion. Vice-Chair, PragueVision Institute for Sustainable Security (online)

Panel 1: Short and Long Term Environmental Impacts of Nuclear Weapons Testing & Use

Panel 2: Nuclear War and Climate Change: Nuclear Winter, Famine, Darkness

Video message: Dr Robert FloydExecutive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization

Panel 3: Move the Nuclear Weapons Money:     

Panel 4: The Nuclear-Climate Nexus, International Law and Civil Society Action

Open discussion:
Moderator: Professor Dan Plesch, Director,Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS University. Founder and Director, Strategic Concept for the Removal of Arms Proliferation – SCRAP (in-person)

Closing remarks:

Closing remarks:

For more information about the speakers see the event booklet.

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