Парламент Канады направил приветствие Пагуошскому движению ученых в связи 50-летием организации
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For Immediate Release
June 20, 2007
Parliament Recognizes Pugwash Conferences' Contribution to Nuclear Disarmament
(Ottawa) The Canadian Parliament today passed unanimously a motion congratulating the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs on its fiftieth anniversary.
The motion, put forward by Halifax MP and advisor to the locally-based Pugwash Peace Exchange Alexa McDonough, read, “That the House congratulates the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs on the occasion of their 50th Anniversary, for their significant contribution to nucleardisarmament.”
“I am delighted that the Canadian Parliament has sent our group this anniversary message,” said Adele Buckley, the Chairperson of the Canadian affiliate of the international Pugwash group. “We receive it warmly.”
The international peace group was founded in 1957 in Pugwash, Nova Scotia at a controversial meeting of twenty-two scientists from both sides of the Iron Curtain. From there it quickly grew into a global movement of scientists working to prevent nuclear war.
In recognition of its role in preventing a nuclear catastrophe and ending the Cold War, the group and its founder, former Manhattan Project scientist Joseph Rotblat, were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995.
This year, from July 5 to 8, nuclear scientists and disarmament experts will mark the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs’ 50th anniversary by once again meeting in its birthplace, Pugwash, Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia Premier Rodney MacDonald, Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay, and Senator Romeo Dallaire will be among those attending meetings and commemorative events.