Target: United Nations Conference on Disarmament member nations
Goal: Express support for Germany’s attempt at creating new treaties which would create a ban on the production and transfer of material used to make nuclear weapons
This week the United Nations will conclude the last session of its annual Geneva Conference on Disarmament. Germany is currently acting president of the assembly, and is seeking to end what has been a period of stagnation in recent years regarding the creation of any new treaties governing disarmament. Germany’s main goals are to ban the manufacture of fissile material and also to foster some semblance of international arms control. With tensions growing in between nations like Israel and Iran over Iran’s pursuit of nuclear power the need to bring disarmament to the forefront of international discussion is imperative. Help support the convention’s efforts to limit or put an end to the creation and sale of deadly weapons and materials.
The conference was founded in 1979 and meets annually during three separate 8-week sessions. In recent years there has been essentially no progress made with respect to new treaties on disarmament; this is in part due to the fact that all decisions are made by consensus, and 65 nations agreeing on anything, let alone disarmament, can be next to impossible. This is why we need to act to support this new effort by Germany, which is presiding over the conference for the first time in 10 years. The aim is to show our support for these new and earnest efforts to accomplish something on the disarmament front.
With your support perhaps the conference’s member nations will see that this issue is at the forefront of the minds of the global citizenry. If we can show them how much this means to us, perhaps new deals can be struck and old grievances will be put aside to facilitate a much needed change in the world of nuclear arms proliferation. Act now to support this most important effort to rid the world of material that can only destroy.
Dear Members of the Geneva Conference on Disarmament,
As global citizens who are invested in the prosperity of all nations, we wish to acknowledge and support your efforts at disarmament. Now is the time to act decisively and end the production of harmful fissile material, and to prevent its transfer abroad. We stand by you in your efforts and believe they could not be more poignant. We see Israel and Iran willing to begin another war over Iran’s nuclear ambitions; and we have witnessed India and Pakistan posturing over their respective nuclear arsenals. We have seen enough. We offer our support and encouragement that progress can be made on this front. May any past grievances by your member nations be put aside so we can achieve the next step toward a more peaceful, responsible and united world.
[Your Name Here]
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