26, 27 February 2008, Oslo
In February 26 and 27 took place in Oslo, Norway, the International Conference on Nuclear Disarmament entitle "Achieving the Vision of a World Free of Nuclear Weapons". The goal was building consensus between nuclear weapon states and non-nuclear weapon states and about the actions to take in order to achieve the objective.
The focus was to identify key strategies to put in practice, that include measures to reach the goal of disarmament and nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
NPSGlobal Foundation's chair, Irma Arguello, participate in the conference and presented the paper "Confidence Building in Regional Conflicts Involving Nuclear Dangers" in the panel "How do Regional Conflicts Impact Efforts to Reduce Nuclear Dangers?". Other treated issues were: what nuclear-weapon states and non-nuclear-weapon states can do to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in national security policies, how regional conflicts impact efforts to reduce nuclear dangers, the role of treaties and ways of reconciling nuclear energy expansion with nonproliferation efforts.
The conference was organized by The Government of Norway, the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority in collaboration with the NTI - Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Hoover Institute, and was attended by Secretary George Shultz, ex Senator Sam Nunn Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer NTI, Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei General Director IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency, among others.