Australia ignored the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty meeting, in the hype about ANZAC Day

While Australia went into somewhat of  a frenzy about ANZAC Day, over 100 nations were sending  official delegations, and Japan, Mexico, Norway, Canada and other nations sending representatives of their non-governmental peace movements to the Nuclear Non Proliferation Review Conference in New York City, beginning April 27

On April 24 and 25, 800 of these representatives gathered at a Peace and Planet Conference at Cooper Union in Lower Manhattan to explore how to press their governments more effectively for nuclear disarmament. On the 26th there will a march and rally at the UN to encourage the official delegations to work diligently for true nuclear disarmament.

Is Australia sending any official delegation to the conference?  If so, it’s  a well kept secret.

I wonder what the old ANZAC soldiers would think about all this. They might be pleased to be remembered – but perhaps a bit cynical about Australia apparently ignoring the global effort to prevent nuclear war.


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