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Achieving the Vision of a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

February 27, 2008


 Kåre Aas, Director General of the Department for Security Policy and the High North of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway Jonas Gahr Støre; former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz; former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn.
 (from left to right) Kåre Aas, Director General of the Department for Security Policy and the High North of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway Jonas Gahr Støre; former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz; former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn.

International security leaders and nuclear experts from 29 countries gathered in Oslo, Norway on February 26-27, 2008 to advance ideas for reducing nuclear dangers and a world free of nuclear weapons. The two-day conference, hosted by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with NTI, the Hoover Institution and the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority, focused on viable and innovative strategies that can be implemented over the next two to five years and how progress can be made toward achieving longer-term objectives to reduce nuclear dangers.

The Oslo meeting is an important step in building international consensus and a plan of action for steps toward a world free of nuclear weapons. Full conference information, including papers, participant lists, programme and more, is available on the conference website.

Keynote speeches were delivered by:
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway Jonas Gahr Støre: "Keynote address to the Conference on Nuclear Disarmament"
Former U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz.: "The Age of Diplomacy"
Former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn: “The Mountaintop: A World Free of Nuclear Weapons
International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Mohamed ElBaradei: "Reviving Nuclear Disarmament"