The International Luxembourg Forum on preventing nuclear catastrophe

The current state of relations between Russia and the West precludes our reaching the level of cooperation required to combat terrorism. This could lead to nuclear confrontation or deployment of a ‘dirty bomb’. We are close to recreating the conditions that almost resulted in a nuclear conflict during the Cold War

William PERRY, former Secretary of Defense; Professor, Stanford University, speaking at the International Luxembourg Forum conference, “30th Anniversary of the Reykjavik Summit – Lessons of the Past and the Tasks for the Future”.

Amsterdam, June 7-8, 2016

In a period of recession and economic crisis nuclear powers should make every effort to reduce spending on the maintenance and storage of nuclear weapons … As long as nuclear weapons exist, non-nuclear weapon states as well as terrorists will attempt to acquire them

Jayantha DHANAPALA, President of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, former United Nations Under Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs, speaking at the Anniversary Conference of the International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe, “Contemporary Problems of Nuclear Non-Proliferation”.

Berlin, June 4-5, 2012

We need to call on the statesmen in Russia and USA to abandon reckless rhetoric and replace it with the language of mutual respect. This is an essential component in the relations between our two countries that control over 90 percent of the world’s nuclear weapons and materials. Otherwise we will end up in a situation of further escalation

Sam Nunn, former Chairman of the US Senate Armed Services Committee, Co-Chairman and CEO of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, speaking at the Joint Conference of the International Luxembourg Forum and the Nuclear Threat Initiative, “Preventing the Crisis of Nuclear Arms Control and Catastrophic Terrorism”.

Washington, December 1-3, 2015

These days, when new threats are emerging - among them the risk of nuclear terrorism - any steps to reduce tension in the nuclear field should be taken jointly by the major countries. The only alternative to cooperation is irreversible catastrophe

Viatcheslav KANTOR, President of the International Luxembourg Forum, speaking at the International Luxembourg Forum conference, “30th Anniversary of the Reykjavik Summit – Lessons of the Past and the Tasks for the Future”.

Amsterdam, June 7-8, 2016

The world is ‘sleep-walking’ into re-armament and we need to wake it up. We have failed to prevent the proliferation of nuclear capabilities. In order to make sure nothing similar happens, it is urgent to start discussing how to prevent weaponization of outer space

Hans BLIX, former IAEA Director General and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, speaking at the International Conference on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe.

Luxembourg, May 24-25, 2007

The Luxembourg Forum’s key priority is to encourage nuclear-armed states to disarm. If there is no agreement or progress on nuclear disarmament, we will have to recognize that the world will continue to slide towards nuclear catastrophe

Vladimir DVORKIN, Chairman of the Organizing Committee, International Luxembourg Forum; Principal Researcher, IMEMO, RAS; former Director, Fourth Central Research Institute, Russian Federation Defense Ministry, Major General (Retired), speaking at the Meeting of the International Luxembourg Forum’s Supervisory Council.

Warsaw, December 10-11, 2013

It is absolutely clear that the prospect of nuclear catastrophe has become much more real in recent years. Some countries have achieved dangerous progress in clandestine developments. We are at a crossroads: the existing control system is reeling, but nothing new has been built. 18,000 tons of plutonium are held outside of the ‘nuclear club’ countries. Monitoring them is becoming increasingly difficult

Mohamed ElBaradei, former IAEA Director General, speaking at the International Conference on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe.

Luxembourg, May 24-25, 2007

The international community should develop peaceful but effective measures to influence the North Korean regime. What we need to recognize is that we have to put more effort into working with it in order to accomplish disarmament simply because missile technologies in the hands of such regimes pose a serious threat to all nations

Des BROWNE, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, the Nuclear Threat Initiative; former UK Secretary of State for Defense, speaking at the International Luxembourg Forum conference, “30th Anniversary of the Reykjavik Summit – Lessons of Past and the Tasks for the Future”.

Amsterdam, June 7-8, 2016

Both in the era of the USSR and nowadays, solutions to missile and nuclear issues have always hinged on the national leaders. It was often said that if experts failed to agree, then presidents should discuss and resolve an issue. With some leaders, the personality factor worked positively, whilst with others it exacerbated the situation

Vladimir LUKIN, member of the Federation Council of the RF Federal Assembly; Professor, National Research University 'Higher School of Economics'; member of Supervisory Council of the International Luxembourg Forum, speaking at the International Luxembourg Forum conference, “30th Anniversary of the Reykjavik Summit – Lessons of the Past and the Tasks for the Future”.

Amsterdam, June 7-8, 2016

The world is not becoming safer because nuclear capabilities are not being reduced. These capabilities could be used, probably even incidentally, resulting in a tragedy of unimaginable scale

Gareth EVANS, former Foreign Minister of Australia; Chancellor of the Australian National University, speaking at the Meeting of the International Luxembourg Forum’s Supervisory Council.

Warsaw, December 10-11, 2013

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