Vatican City, Mar 23, 2021 / 17:00 pm
The Vatican on Tuesday hosted a webinar on “advancing integral disarmament in times of pandemic,” with speakers from international organizations and video messages from representatives of the world’s major religions.
The three-hour webinar was hosted by the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and the Strategic Concept for the Removal of Arms and Proliferation (SCRAP).
SCRAP is a campaign group which promotes methods for achieving general and complete disarmament, including a draft text for nations to use in negotiating legally-binding agreements for disarmament.
The Vatican webinar was divided into three panels. After the opening, which included a keynote address by Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, international speakers addressed the topics of strengthening international norms for integral security and advancing ecumenical and interreligious cooperation for integral development.