Event Date: 19th June 2021
Location: Internet 5pm and 9pm
Annual meeting theme
On January 27, 2021, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists kept their Doomsday Clock at 100 seconds to midnight, the closest we’ve ever been to global oblivion. In their remarks this year they said:
“By our estimation, the potential for the world to stumble into nuclear war—an ever-present danger over the last 75 years—increased in 2020. An extremely dangerous global failure to address existential threats—what we called “the new abnormal” in 2019—tightened its grip in the nuclear realm in the past year, increasing the likelihood of catastrophe.”
In this context, the Abolition 2000 Coordination Committee invites all those concerned by nuclear weapons, nuclear energy and the nexus of these issues with issues such as: Climate Change, Human Rights, Pandemic Recovery, Women’s rights, Poverty, Racial Justice and Youth, to join the Annual General Meeting (AGM) under the theme: “How do we move from a dysfunctional world to a world free of nuclear weapons?“
AGM Format and Times
The meeting will be held in two sessions of 90 minutes each:
Session 1: Campaign updates and reports. Strategy discussion on challenges and opportunities to advance nuclear abolition. Introduction of proposals.
Session 2: Discussion of proposals. Abolition 2000 Secretariat report. Fundraising. Affirmation of the Abolition 2000 Coordinating Committee and Global Council. Calendar of upcoming events.
In order to enable participation by organisations and activists around the world, Session 1 will be held twice:
Session 1 (a) is timed to suit participation by those from Asia/Pacific.
Session 1 (b) is timed to suit participation by those from the Americas and Europe. Some people (including some meeting facilitators) will attend both. (See Session times).
Session 1: Campaigns and strategy
(a): To suit participants from Asia/Pacific (and early risers in Europe/Middle East). 2 hours starting at:
Manila/Kuala Lumpur: 2pm
Honolulu: Friday 8pm
(b): To suit participants from Americas/Europe/Africa/Middle East. 90 mins starting at:
San Francisco/Vancouver: 9am
Mexico City: 11am
Santiago/New York/Ottawa: 12 noon
Halifax/Sao Paulo: 1pm
Session 2: Proposals, funding and organization.
90 mins starting at:
San Francisco/Vancouver: 12noon
Mexico City: 2pm
Santiago/New York/Ottawa: 3pm
Halifax/Sao Paulo: 4pm
Sydney: 5am (June 20)
Auckland/Nandi: 7am (June 20)
Honolulu: 9am (June 20)