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North Korean nuclear test raises concerns on humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) strongly condemns the nuclear weapon test carried out today by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), raising concerns that it brings the potential use of nuclear weapons closer. “As the existing nuclear weapon possessors still argue that their nuclear arsenals are essential for their own security, they only increase incentives for prol ...

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Karipbek Kuyukov: “My Dream is to Save Our Children from Radiation”

This is an English version of the special interview with Karipbek Kuyukov on August 30, 2012 in Astana, Kazakhstan during the Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament conference. The original Japanese version is on the interview section of Nuclear Weapon & Nuclear Test Monitor, a biweekly journal by Peace Depot.  The original English version is available here.  The text below has b ...

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Breaking the nuclear chain”, a new campaign

The campaign “Breaking the Nuclear Chain” will be launched on 22 October 2012 by the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), IKV Pax Christi and Peace Boat. We talk about this initiative and its objectives with Marte Hellema, Programme Manager Public Outreach at the GPPAC Global Secretariat. Where did the idea get started? Peace Boat, a GPPAC member and one of the organizations stro ...

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ATOM Project launched at parliamentary assembly in Kazakhstan

The ATOM Project, an exciting new initiative to build global support for nuclear abolition, was launched at a parliamentary assembly in Astana, Kazakhstan on 29 August, the International Day Against Nuclear Tests. The project, entitled Against Testing Our Mission (ATOM), highlights the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of the use of nuclear weapons – particularly the nuclear tests conducted in Kazakhst ...

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