You are Invited to a Special Event October 28: The United Nations and the Climate–Nuclear Disarmament Nexus 
This event will look at key initiatives and United Nations processes on climate protection/stabilization, nuclear risk reduction and disarmament, the connections between these issues and the ways in which legislators and civil society can make an impact.

Thursday October 28, 2021 
1:15pm - 2:45pm Eastern Time USA. 7:15pm - 8:45pm Central Europe Time 

Featured Speakers:

H.E. Maria Espinosa, Member, World Future Council. President of the 73rd UN General Assembly 
Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr, Chair, GSI Non-Partisan Security Group. Head of the US Delegation to the 1995 NPT Review and Extension Conference 
Tzeporah Berman, Founder, Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty initiative 
Renato Belfiore and Natália Vicente, Members, World’s Youth for Climate Justice 
Vanda Proskova, Co-convenor, UNFOLD ZERO and Youth Fusion. Co-founder, NoFirstUse Global 

Event Co-Chairs:

Kehkashan Basu, Member, World Future Council. Founder & CEO Green Hope Foundation. Inaugural winner, Voices Youth Gorbachev-Shultz Legacy Award for Nuclear Disarmament 
Alyn Ware, Global Coordinator, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament

Amb. Thomas Graham on No First Use Policy
Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr., is a senior diplomat involved in the negotiation of every major international arms control and non-proliferation agreement for the past 30 years. He also serves as the Chair of GSI's Nonpartisan Security Group. Graham is a leading spokesperson today for the adoption of a No First Use policy by the United States, i.e. policy that the U.S. will never be the first to use nuclear weapons against another state in a conflict or in any other way.

We highly recommend his article on the subject in Just Security.

In am interview with Julie Schelling of Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons Graham, who is also a Founding Member of the group, discusses the role of nuclear weapons and makes the case for the importance of the the No First use policy.

Although we may not be able to eliminate every nuclear weapon from the planet, with the No First Use initiative we can minimize the threat of the use of nuclear weapons as a result of accidents, miscalculations, or aggressive acts by key states.
GSI President Presents to Forum on Spiritual Harmony in Kazakhstan
In Kazakhstan, October 18 is celebrated as a national day that unites the people around traditional moral values, promulgates the idea of tolerance and spiritual accord for the sake of peace and stability of Kazakhstan society.

The values and concepts of this day were expanded into an international celebration under the patronage of firs President Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Those attending issued a call to declare October 18th the Day of Spiritual Consent, the day of suspension of conflicts and clashes, day for search for reconciliation, charity and help day.

With his support and hard work of another visionary, Mukhamedzhanov Tolegen Mukhamedzhanovich, founded the International Association of Peace Through Culture, which has taken these principles globally through the World Forum of Spiritual Culture.

Since that time Kazakhstan has been celebrating it as the national holiday. Over the subsequent years of independence, Kazakhstan, unlike nearly every other country in its region, has avoided inter-religions or inter ethnic-conflict. Kazakhstan has preserved its political stability, interethnic and interfaith accord.

As a part of the 2021 October 18th celebration, GSI President Jonathan Granoff presented a paper titled Human Security: Spiritual, Practical and Realistic, From the Personal to the Global, following his 2020 presentation of Principles for Inner and Outer Peace. In 2010 Granoff presented Images for Reality to the conference. It is our belief that peace is a birthright of every human being and peace amongst nations and religions is a duty for all of us to work to achieve.
Conference of the World Council of Religious Leaders on Faith and Diplomacy: Generations in Dialogue
 GSI President Jonathan Granoff presented a speech at the Conference of the World Council of Religious Leaders on Faith and Diplomacy: Generations in Dialogue.” held October 4-7 in Lindau, Germany. The conference was produced by Religions for Peace and Ring for Peace, supported by the Religion and Foreign Policy Department of the German Foreign Office.

The Initiative was very well received and its principles will be presented soon at the Parliament of the World's Religions. If you are engaged in any institution which takes its moral responsibilities to support human security and a sustainable future seriously, such as a religious organization, college or university, we urge your attention to the proposal. Further we urge your attention to the short explanation of the purpose of the conference by Dr. Azza Karam, President of Religions for Peace. It is inspiring. 
Global Security Institute, a leader in the international quest to abolish nuclear weapons, was founded more than 20 years ago by Senator Alan Cranston. Since its founding it has relied on support from donors like you for its work and expansion. Please consider taking a moment to assist us in keeping the message and momentum for nuclear disarmament alive. Thank you.