MOSCOW, August 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Dr. Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize holder, has joined the Supervisory Board of the International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe.
Dr. Kissinger has played a prominent role in global politics for over five decades. He served as 56th Secretary of State of the United States, and held the position of National Security Advisor under Presidents Nixon and Ford. He is credited with negotiating the reduction of nuclear armaments through the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks and the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. Dr. Kissinger was awarded the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize for his negotiation of the Paris Peace accords and bringing about the ceasefire ending the Vietnam War. He remains an internationally respected influential figure on contemporary foreign affairs.
Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor, the President of the International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe, said: "We welcome the decision of the outstanding diplomat and international relations expert, Henry Kissinger, to join the Luxembourg Forum. Mr. Kissinger's experience, authority and extensive contacts will assist the Forum in addressing current challenges in terms of strengthening peace and security as well as in drawing up new approaches and practical recommendations for political leaders on key aspects of nuclear non-proliferation and arms control".
Luxembourg Forum is a leading NGO, bringing together global leading experts in nuclear weapons non-proliferation, arms reduction and limitation.
The Forum's priorities are to facilitate the process of arms reduction and limitation, counteract growing threats to the nuclear non-proliferation regime and erosion of the Non-proliferation Treaty framework, promote global peace and security through new approaches and propose practical solutions to political leaders to non-proliferation and arms control critical issues.
The principal guiding bodies of the Forum are the International Advisory Council and the Supervisory Board. The Supervisory Board is a team of prominent politicians, public figures and world-renowned scientists, including Hans Blix, former Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); William Perry, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense; Des Browne, Vice Chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (former UK Secretary of State for Defense, Secretary of State for Scotland, Member of Parliament), Lord Browne of Ladyton (UK); Gareth Evans, Co-chair of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Australia; Jayantha Dhanapala, President of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs; Rolf Ekeus, former OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities; Vladimir Lukin, Deputy Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation; Sam Nunn, prominent U.S. politician and Co-chair of the Nuclear Threat Initiative; Roald Sagdeev, academician, Professor at the University of Maryland (USA); Igor Ivanov, Professor of the Moscow State Institute for International Relations, former Russian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Secretary of the Russian Security Council.
Members of the Supervisory Board advise on the activities of the Forum, a high-profile public entity aimed at strengthening international peace and security.
The Forum's president is Dr. Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor. Almost ten years since its inception in 2007, Luxembourg Forum has held 25 conferences, workshops and working meetings in Moscow, Washington, D.C., London, Berlin, Luxembourg, Rome, Vienna, Geneva, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Prague and Warsaw.
The International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe was established by decision of the International Conference on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe, held 24-25 May 2007 in Luxembourg. The Advisory Council comprises more than 50 of the most authoritative and best-known international experts from 14 different countries.
The Forum is one of the most representative non-governmental organizations to bring together leading international experts in the field of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and arms reduction and limitation. The President of the Forum is Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor. The main bodies of the Forum are: the International Advisory Council and the Supervisory Board.
The main tasks of the Forum are to analyze threats of proliferation of nuclear weaponry and to draw up specific proposals and recommendations as to further ways of reducing nuclear weapons, strengthening nuclear and missile non-proliferation regimes, preventing attempts to acquire nuclear weapons and technologies by unstable regimes and terrorist organizations and of resolving regional nuclear crises.
SOURCE The International Luxembourg Forum