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The Asia-Pacific Leadership Network [APLN] comprises forty three former senior political, diplomatic, military and scientific leaders from fourteen countries around the region including nuclear weapons possessing states China, India and Pakistan.

The objective of the group, convened by former Australian Foreign Minister Gareth Evans, is to inform and energize public opinion, and especially high-level policymakers, to take seriously the very real threats posed by nuclear weapons, and do everything possible to achieve a world in which they are contained, diminished and ultimately eliminated

Research & Analysis

Policy Briefs (complete list)

Strengthening Governance for Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy in Asia Pacific
Policy Brief No 20 - Strengthening Governance for Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy in Asia Pacific
The Asia Pacific region is the world’s main growth area for nuclear power....

08/18/2015 Read more

APLN Statements

Hiroshima Declaration on Nuclear Weapons
Hiroshima Declaration on Nuclear Weapons
Asia Pacific leaders declare it unacceptable that the world should continue to live under the threat of complete nuclear destruction, and to that end,...

08/17/2015 Read more

Background Briefs

Japan should be a good example of nuclear nonproliferation
Japan should be a good example of nuclear nonproliferation
Rarely has the future of the nonproliferation faced such a divergent future....

10/29/2014 Read more

Discussion Papers

The Concept of an Asia-Pacific Nuclear Energy Community
While it is for each country to decide whether to use nuclear energy, it is essential to ensure that the highest standards of non-proliferation, safet...

02/18/2013 Read more

Member Articles

Priorities after the 2015 NPT Review Conference
The 2015 NPT Review Conference ended without producing any document laying out what the participating countries agreed upon or are determined to do in...

06/09/2015 Read more

Publications

Nuclear Weapons: The State of Play 2015

02/16/2015 Read more

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