| Please read THE AIMS OF ACDN, nongovernmental association.|
| Published by the first French daily "Ouest -France"|
An Appeal to Abolish Atomic Arms
From a collective initiated by Action des Citoyens pour le Désarmement Nucléaire (ACDN).
This Appeal will be published and sent to the French President and Government, along with the list of co-signatories (First name, SURNAME, Position).
France’s leaders will be asked to commit France without delay to a process for abolishing atomic weapons (i.e. banning and eliminating them completely under mutual and international control that is strict and effective), in conformity with Article VI of the NPT (Non-Proliferation Treaty) which France ratified in 1992.
MPs and Senators will be (...)
| North Korea : On the edge of the Abyss, and the Bomb is to Blame|
• Media Release from ACDN, 30 November 2017, 2nd edition With its latest missile test, with a presumed range of 13000 km and so capable of threatening New York or Washington, North Korea seems to have entered the "Court of the Great" for good. This is the "Court of the Big Bad Wolves" where France has long pranced. Kim Jung Un, a perfect exponent of the French strategy known as "deterrence by the weak to the strong", is teasing the world and cheerfully defying the USA’s nuclear (...)
| Should France Sign the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty?|
This question is obviously topical, since the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons) for its action in favour of the Treaty, and a new Korean War is developing against a background of nuclear threats.
The answer to the question seems also to be obvious, when you are advocates of nuclear weapons abolition, as ACDN has been since its foundation in 1996,. But before signing or supporting a treaty, one needs to first read the text. (...)
15 November 2017
Everything’s Going Great, Monsieur le Président.
20 October 2017
Marching On towards Nuclear Crime
6 October 2017
The Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons. What Now?
6 October 2017
Nobel Prize for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons
21 September 2017
In New York, and in the Bure Region (Champagne), France Digs Herself Deeper into Nuclear Folly
3 August 2017
Letter to the President of the French Republic
8 July 2017
Is Nuclear Deterrence Dead?
|Monday 11 December 2017 |
|Tribute to François-Régis Hutin|
MEDIA RELEASE, 11 December 2017
The daily Ouest-France, with a circulation of over 700 000 copies across 12 départements of the West, is France’s number one newspaper in terms of readers. It has just lost its President, an inspired and inspiring man, François-Régis Hutin, who was COE from 1984 (...)
|Thursday 3 August 2017 |
| Flame at Half-Mast for Nuclear Disarmament|
ACDN PRESS RELEASE
The Nuclear Disarmament Flame, which has burnt in Saintes (Charente-Maritime) every year since 2001 from August 6th to 9th to commemorate the victims of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and to call for a world without nuclear weapons, will not burn this year.
It could (...)
|Thursday 8 June 2017 |
|South Korea suspends deployment of American missile defense system|
An official from the president’s office Wednesday said that the missile defense system would be frozen as it is.
“We are not saying the two launchers and other equipment that has already been deployed should be withdrawn. But those that have yet to be deployed will have to wait,” a senior (...)
|Friday 5 May 2017 |
|NPT PrepCom in Vienna: Statement by Austria|
delivered by Ambassador Franz Josef Kuglitsch Head of Disarmament Department May 5, 2017
Austria aligns itself with the statement delivered earlier on behalf of the European Union. Let me add some remarks from the national perspective.
For Austria, non-proliferation and (...)