Scenario Timeline for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons

Note: Most entries before 2017 were noted in Mr. Ikeda’s 2009 Peace Message

1947
First United Nations Resolution on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

1957    
Toda denounced nuclear weapons as criminal and called for abolition

1962   
Cuban Missile Crisis

1963     
“Strategy of Peace” speech by JFK and Test Ban Treaty pushed by civil society lead by Women Strike for Peace

1968       
McCloy-Zorin agreement on general and complete disarmament as ultimate goal of all arms negotiations; Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) negotiated

1970     
NPT enters into force

1975        
SGI youth gather and deliver to UN 10 million signatures for nuclear abolition

1982        
March for a Nuclear Freeze & supporting UN Special Session on Disarmament

2009        
Obama’s Prague speech calling for world without nuclear weapons (his Nobel speech strikes different note)

2014        
Vienna Conference on Nuclear Humanitarian Effects of Nuclear Weapons

2017          
UN adopts Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

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2018

20??

20??

20??

2027
(Start planning here then move "backwards" to the next step immediately above and so on)

2029     
***Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force***

We will try to discern the developments and events that civil society might bring about between 2018 and 2029 that could make possible TPNW’s entry into force in the next decade. Who might initiate and lead these developments and organize the events? What would have to have been accomplished by 2027? What steps would have to precede that “threshold” development between 2027 and 2018?  With those steps in mind what must we do in 2018?  What role might be played by youth, particularly university students? Who needs to learn what? How might they learn it? What can you/we do? How can we get others to join in dialogue toward the essential learning?

 

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