This year, Presidents Biden and Putin reaffirmed the Reagan-Gorbachev statement that “a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought,” at their summit in Geneva in June. Presidents Putin and Xi reaffirmed it in a bilateral call and public statement the same month. President Macron and Prime Minister Johnson have so far declined to join them.
To mark the 36th anniversary of the 1985 Geneva Summit between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, APLN joins experts and advocacy groups around the world in the campaign #ReaffirmOurFuture. We urge the Permanent Five members of the United Nations Security Council (P5) to use the Review Conference of Non-Proliferation Treaty in January 2022 to jointly affirm the principle first formulated by Reagan and Gorbachev to create an environment where progress can be made on reducing nuclear risks and further minimizing their role in global security.
Watch the campaign video by ELN showcasing global security experts, including APLN Executive Director Shata Shetty, who endorse the principle and urge France and U.K. to join.
Learn more about the Reagan-Gorbachev Statement in this post by the ELN.
The APLN has previously published a joint statement together with the Nuclear Threat Initiative, the Elders, and our sister network, the European Leadership Network, to call for a reaffirmation of this important principle.