Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms
IALANA works to prevent nuclear war, abolish nuclear weapons,
strengthen international law and encourage the peaceful resolution
of international conflicts. LCNP serves as the UN Office of IALANA
and is a US affiliate. A second US affiliate is Western
States Legal Foundation, Oakland, California.
Through the Middle Powers Initiative (MPI), eight
international non-governmental organizations work primarily
through middle power governments to encourage and educate the
nuclear weapons states to take immediate practical steps that
reduce nuclear dangers and to commence negotiations to eliminate
nuclear weapons. IALANA is one of the co-sponsoring organizations.
As IALANA’s UN Office, LCNP is a major contributor to the
work of MPI, helping plan events and preparing briefing papers.
Co-founded by LCNP in 1995, Abolition 2000 is a network of more
than 2000 groups and municipalities in more than 90 countries
working toward a global treaty to eliminate nuclear weapons. In
the United States, LCNP participates in a related group, the Nuclear
Disarmament and Redefining Security Working Group of United for
Peace and Justice.
Global Action to
Global Action to Prevent War (GAPW) is a network of academics,
policy analysts, and civil society groups worldwide dedicated
to removing institutional and ideological impediments to ending
war-related violence and severe human rights violations. It promotes
a phased program of global disarmament, enhanced human rights
and peacekeeping capabilities within the UN and other transnational
organizations, women’s leadership in peace and security
policy, and a culture of peace. IALANA is a member of GAPW; GAPW’s
international secretariat shares an office suite with LCNP.
Mayors for Peace is an international association of mayors, headed
by the Mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, that campaigns for the
global elimination of nuclear weapons. More than 5,000 cities
in more than 150 countries and regions are members, including
more than 150 US cities. With support from the Ford Foundation,
LCNP joined with the North American coordinator of Mayors for
Peace, Jacqueline Cabasso, to organize conferences
on peace, environment, and cities in Des Moines and Madison in
2008 and 2009, among other activities.
See also US Conference of Mayors resolutions calling for nuclear disarmament and supporting Mayors for Peace.
Powers Initiative Framework Forum: Inaugural Session,
May 1, 2012, Vienna
a Framework for a Nuclear Weapons-Free World: Laying out the Map,
John Burroughs, Middle Powers Initiative Briefing Paper, April
Building the Legal Framework
for a Nuclear Weapons-Free World, Remarks of John Burroughs,
May 1, 2012
Global Law to Ban Nuclear Weapons, Middle Powers Initiative
Briefing Paper, November 2011
Humanitarian Imperative for Nuclear Disarmament, John
Burroughs, Middle Powers Initiative Briefing Paper, September
Global Undertaking: Realizing the Disarmament Promise of the NPT,
John Burroughs, Middle Powers Initiative Briefing Paper, January
Consultation III: Fulfilling the NPT, sponsored by Middle
Powers Initiative, January 20-22, 2010
Good on the Promises: From the Security Council Summit to the
2010 NPT Review, Middle Powers Initiative Briefing Paper,