Manhattan Project for a Nuclear-Free World, Pax Christi NYS, Peace Action Fund of New York State, Veterans for Peace-Chapter 34 (NYC), Nukewatch, NYC War Resisters League, and other U.S. organizations present:

Survivors of Atomic Bombings of Japan, an Indigenous Elder, a Japanese Youth, and a Community Member Impacted by the First Nuclear Test (Trinity Test) Will Speak at a Rally and March to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

November 28, 2023, Tuesday, 9AM to 11AM

Near the U.N. in front of the Isaiah Wall (43rd Street and First Avenue)
the U.S. and Russia Missions to the U.N.

At a time when national leaders are threatening to use nuclear weapons and the risk of use is the highest since the Cold War, a coalition of U.S. groups will hold a rally and march on November 28, 2023 in front of the United Nations to coincide with the Second Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). Featured speakers will include survivors of the atomic bombings of Japan in 1945 as well as an Indigenous elder from New Mexico, where their land was contaminated by uranium activities, radioactive waste, and radioactive fallout from the first atomic bomb test.

The Meeting of States Parties from November 27 to December 1, 2023 brings together scientific experts, representatives of governments who have ratified or signed the treaty, members of non-governmental organizations, and parliamentarians across the globe, all of whom are continuing to work towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons. Sixty-nine nations have ratified the treaty, which came into force on January 22, 2021.

“None of the nuclear-armed states, including the U.S. where the nuclear age began, have signed the treaty,” said Mari Inoue, co-founder of Manhattan Project for a Nuclear-Free World. “We must urge nuclear-armed states to stop developing or modernizing nuclear weapons, and to instead work towards their total elimination.”

The November 28 rally will be held at the Isaiah Wall, at First Avenue and 43rd Street from 9:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. After that, the group will march to the U.S. Mission to the UN to call on the Biden Administration to attend the meetings and sign the Treaty. The group will also march past the British and French Missions on 47thStreet, and to the Russian Mission on 67th Street near 3rd Avenue.

The marchers will deliver letters to the U.S. and Russian Missions that states in part: “One single nuclear weapon is capable only of murdering millions of innocent people. That is all it can do: it cannot bring about peace or justice. But one meeting between leaders can save the world. You’ve done it before together. Such bravery, wisdom and personal diplomacy is what we urgently ask of you. Please listen and observe this week as to what the vast majority of people worldwide are demanding.”

Endorsing organizations include: Action Corps, Brooklyn For Peace, Broome County Peace Action and Veterans for Peace , Broome Tioga Green Party , Catholic Worker, Coalition for Peace Action, Concerned Families of Westchester, Environmentalists Against War, Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace, Granny Peace Brigade NYC, Heiwa Peace and Reconciliation Foundation of New York, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), Judson Memorial Church, Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, Manhattan Project for a Nuclear-Free World , Massachusetts Peace Action, New Jersey Peace Action, No War Westchester, North Country Peace Group, NuclearBan.US, Nukewatch, NY Metro Committees of Correspondence for Democracy & Socialism, NYC Metro Raging Grannies, NYC War Resisters League, Pax Christi New York State, Peace Action Bay Ridge, Peace Action Maine, Peace Action Manhattan, Peace Action Network of Lancaster, PA, Peace Action New York State , Peace Action of Staten Island, Peace Boat US, Physicians for Social Responsibility, South Country Peace Group, Inc., Stand with Okinawa NY, Staten Island Democratic Association, Syracuse Peace Council, Upper Hudson Peace Action, Uptown Progressive Action, Veterans for Peace Chapter 34 NYC, WESPAC Foundation, Inc., World Can’t Wait.

More details can be found on the Facebook event page at