The Global Zero Summit in Paris
|The Global Zero Summit in Paris|
|Summary||The Global Zero Summit will bring together 200 international participants for strategy talks on the phased elimination of all nuclear weapons|
The Global Zero Summit, February 2-4, 2010, will bring together 200 international political, military, business, and faith leaders for strategy talks on the phased elimination of all nuclear weapons and for the launch of the next phase of our global campaign to build public and political support for this agenda. The Summit will take place at the Le Grand InterContinental Hotel in Paris, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 2nd and concluding at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 4th. The 2010 Paris Summit promises to be a catalytic event in the lead-up to President Obama’s April summit on nuclear security and the May Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to speak
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced his participation as a speaker, stating that, “I will spare no effort in engaging with governments and civil society. In January, I will attend the First Session of the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. In February, I will attend the Global Zero Summit in Paris. In April, I will attend the Summit on Nuclear Security in Washington. These events will help create momentum for the May Review Conference.”
Global Zero Summit participants will include: United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Dr. Jacques Attali, Rt. Hon. Lloyd Axworthy, Amb. Marcos de Azambuja, Amb. K. Shankar Bajpai, Mr. Lawrence Bender, Min. Carl Bildt, Minister Hans Blix, Sir Richard Branson, Amb. Richard Burt, Rev. Richard Cizik, PM Massimo D’Alema, Minister Gareth Evans, PM John Malcolm Fraser, PM Yasuo Fukuda, Amb. Wolfgang Ischinger, Amb. Igor Ivanov, FM Khurshid Kazuri, Amb. Shaharyar Khan, Dr. Konstantin Kosachev, Mr. Tony Lake, Amb. Ma Zhengang, Sen. Mikhail Margelov, Col. Gen. (Ret.) Evgeny Petrovich Maslin, HM Queen Noor, Gen. (Ret.) Bernard Norlain, Lord David Owen, Amb. Thomas Pickering, Sir Malcolm Rifkind, President Mary Robinson, PM Michel Rocard, Amb. Shri Shyam Saran, Gen. (Ret.) John “Jack” Sheehan, Sec. George Shultz, Minister Jaswant Singh, Dr. Javier Solana, Amb. Song Min-soon, Air Chief Marshal (Ret.) SP Tyagi, Dr. Evgeny Velikhov, Mr. Igor Yurgens, and President Ernesto Zedillo, among others.
Thirty student leaders from around the world were selected from 450 applicants to participate in the Global Zero Summit. Students will arrive in Paris the evening of January 30 and participate in a two-day student leader retreat before joining the full Global Zero Summit. At the Summit, the students will work alongside Global Zero leaders to chart a course for an international public campaign for Zero.
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