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Nobel peace laureates call on world leaders to negotiate an end to nuclear weapons

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    US actress Sharon Stone,left, receives the Nobel Peace laureates summit Peace Prize from Dalai Lama in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. Stone was awarded in recognition of her activities against HIV and AIDS. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)The Associated Press

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    US actress Sharon Stone attends a debate of Nobel Peace laureates at their annual meeting this time held in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. On Wednesday, Stone is to receive the meeting’s Peace Summit Award in recognition of her activities against HIV and AIDS. Nobel Peace Prize laureates are discussing challenges facing the world: armed conflicts, economic inequality and migration. The 13th annual summit that opened Monday is held for the first time in Eastern Europe to mark 30 years since former Polish President Lech Walesa was awarded the prize for leading Solidarity movement that toppled communism in Poland. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)The Associated Press

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    US actress Sharon Stone bows in front of a plaque dedicated to the lawmakers killed in the 2010 presidential plane crash as she visits the Polish parliament in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. Stone came to Warsaw to attend the Nobel Peace Prize laureates meeting and to receive the Peace Summit Award in recognition of her activities against HIV and AIDS. Nobel Peace Prize laureates are discussing challenges facing the world: armed conflicts, economic inequality and migration. The 13th annual summit that opened Monday is held for the first time in Eastern Europe to mark 30 years since former Polish President Lech Walesa was awarded the prize for leading Solidarity movement that toppled communism in Poland. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)The Associated Press

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    US actress Sharon Stone shows a victory sign as she leaves the Polish parliament in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. Stone came to Warsaw to attend the Nobel Peace Prize laureates meeting and to receive the Peace Summit Award in recognition of her activities against HIV and AIDS. Nobel Peace Prize laureates are discussing challenges facing the world: armed conflicts, economic inequality and migration. The 13th annual summit that opened Monday is held for the first time in Eastern Europe to mark 30 years since former Polish President Lech Walesa was awarded the prize for leading Solidarity movement that toppled communism in Poland. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)The Associated Press

Nobel Peace Prize laureates are calling on world leaders to negotiate the "universal, legal and verifiable elimination of nuclear weapons."

The statement, which came Wednesday at the end of an annual gathering of the peace prize winners, also called for negotiations to end armed conflicts in Syria and elsewhere.

The winners met in Warsaw this year to mark 30 years since Lech Walesa won the prize for leading the Solidarity movement, which helped topple communism in Poland.

A special guest was actress Sharon Stone, who was honored for her work to fight HIV and AIDS.

The meetings were initiated by former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 2000.

Gorbachev did not attend this year due to medical treatment, but notable attendees included laureates Shirin Ebadi of Iran and the Dalai Lama.