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International Disarmament Conference in Oslo

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Norway's Foreign Minister, Jonas Gahr Stoere,  opened an international conference in Oslo on disarmament, under the theme "The Vision of a World Free of Nuclear Weapons".

The aim of the two-day conference is to explore how states can contribute to achieving the vision of a world free of nuclear weapons. Peace Prize Laureate and IAEA Director General Mohammed ElBaradei, former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz and former senator and CEO/Co-chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative Sam Nunn are keynote speakers at the conference.

Since September 2005, Norway has headed the Seven-Nation Initiative on Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, aimed at further reducing the number of nuclear weapons and strengthening international efforts to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Norway's Foreign Minister, Jonas Gahr Stoere,  opened an international conference in Oslo on disarmament, under the theme "The Vision of a World Free of Nuclear Weapons".

The aim of the two-day conference is to explore how states can contribute to achieving the vision of a world free of nuclear weapons. Peace Prize Laureate and IAEA Director General Mohammed ElBaradei, former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz and former senator and CEO/Co-chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative Sam Nunn are keynote speakers at the conference.

Since September 2005, Norway has headed the Seven-Nation Initiative on Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, aimed at further reducing the number of nuclear weapons and strengthening international efforts to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

The participants will discuss, among other issues, what nuclear-weapon states and non-nuclear-weapon states can do to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in national security policies, how regional conflicts impact efforts to reduce nuclear dangers, the role of treaties, and the tension between nuclear energy expansion and non-proliferation.

The conference is being organised at by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the Nuclear Threat Initiative, the Hoover Institution and the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority.