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Reaching Critical Will

 

Reaching Critical Will

 

The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom created the Reaching Critical Will project in 1999, in order to increase the quality and quantity of civil society at international, multilateral disarmament meetings, such as those that take place at the United Nations. We believe that nuclear disarmament will require coordinated and sustained effort on the part of governments, non-governmental organizations and the United Nations. Reaching Critical Will is WILPF's initiative to encourage people to act and contribute to a variety of international fora. For non-governmental organizations and concerned individuals to act, they need information, primary documents, and analysis. Reaching Critical Will collects, packages, and often translates disarmament related information into terms ordinary people can understand.

 

Reaching Critical Will has five aims:

  • Centralize and disseminate information about intergovernmental meetings that discuss nuclear weapons and their elimination;
  • Maintain a centralized electronic repository of information, and information services through our website www.reachingcriticalwill.org;
  • Increase the quality and quantity of NGO preparation and participation in these processes;
  • Increase the quality and quantity of NGO interaction with governments and the United Nations and it's family of specialized agencies;
  • Provide logistical support in facilitating activities before and during these fora tailored for policy-makers and the public.

Nuclear disarmament is inevitable. The majority of governments and people want disarmament and will eventually succeed in eliminating these suicidal, genocidal and ecocidal weapons. The movement for a world free of nuclear weapons has been expressed from the moment the government of the United States of America invented the atomic bomb, and it will continue until it succeeds in ending the nuclear age. This brutal era of belief in war and violence will be remembered by future generations as an embarrassing lapse in human evolution.

Nuclear disarmament is democracy.
The peoples of the world have shown through polls and various demonstrations of the public conscience, that they oppose nuclear weapons and support their quick abolition. The vast majority of governments also express support for nuclear abolition, but those expressions have not been strong, loud, or coordinated enough to force those governments with nuclear weapons to get rid of them.

Nuclear disarmament will require coordinated and sustained effort on the part of governments, non-governmental organizations and the United Nations. Reaching Critical Will is WILPF's initiative to encourage people to act and contribute to a variety of international fora. For non-governmental organizations, and concerned individual to act, they need information, primary documents and analysis. Reaching Critical Will collects, packages and often translates disarmament related information into terms ordinary people can understand.

 
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